Several States Add a Nonbinary Designation on State Issued IDs

Several states now offer the option to have a nonbinary designation on driver’s licenses and state-issued IDs, The New York Times reports. Individuals in California, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Washington D.C. can now specify their sex as “X” in addition to the traditional “M” and “F.” Colloquially known as Gender X, the recent movement has also unearthed a little-known Arkansas law that has allowed “X” as an option on driver’s licenses since 2010. Hawaii is also considering similar legislation that would omit the designation of sex completely in certain cases.

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