Growing Acceptance for 'Gender X' from States, Companies - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Sep 3, 2019

A growing number of states and companies are allowing people to designate their gender as “X” instead of male or female on driver’s licenses and other forms of identification, The Wall Street Journal reports. Nine states and the District of Columbia now allow it, and at least six more states say they will make the change in the coming months. “The developments are moving so fast,” Vanderbilt Law School professor Jessica Clarke told the newspaper. With the legalization of same-sex marriage there are fewer legal arrangements that rely on categorizing a person as a man or a woman, she said, leaving few legal reasons to restrict people to two gender categories.