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OR 1st to allow non-binary gender option on IDs

OR 1st to allow non-binary gender option on IDs”

If you wish to make a change on your card more than a year before your renewal date, you must pay a replacement fee.

Gibbons, 26, uses gender-neutral and they/them pronouns.

OR will be the first state in the nation to offer a third gender option on its state IDs - an acknowledgment that validates transgender identities.

The move, which is set to go into effect on July 1, is confirmation of a massive civil rights win for anyone who does not identify as simply male or female. "I consider myself as a third sex". "And then I'll no doubt stand out front of the building, or sit in the auto, and cry".

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While reading letters of support for the "X" identifier, DMV Administrator Tom McClellan got emotional. "They shared their stories".

A person wrote about when going through airport security, the TSA agent didn't know whether to choose male or female on the X-ray machine and was so thankful when the person finally whispered to just pick female.

While new to the United States, non-binary gender markers are not new-other cultures and other countries have recognized non-binary genders for many years, including Canada, India, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand and Nepal.

Having the third option on legal documentation can help reduce discrimination and raise awareness of "the spectrum of gender identity", said Diane Goodwin, spokeswoman for Basic Rights Oregon, an advocacy group that campaigned for the "X" option.

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"There's a little more truth and justice in the world today", Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director of Lambda Legal, told the AP.

That decision prompted OR officials to examine how they could recognise a third gender in its computer systems and affect the state's gender laws.

OR might not be alone for long: In January, California lawmakers introduced a bill that would add a third gender option to licenses, as well. The California Family Council, a conservative Christian group, opposes it, arguing that "government documents need to reflect biological facts for identification".

Commissioner Sean O'Hollaren told the Oregonian that he was happy about the change. "It's something we're not only doing because legally our hand is forced". "It's something that we should do because it's the right thing to do".

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