Oregon becomes first US state to add third gender to ID cards

Tom Lawson

Residents can now identify as X on state-issued documents

 
Oregon has become the first US state to add a third gender option to state identification cards.

From July, those who don’t identify as male or female will have the option of marking a gender neutral X under the sex category on driver’s licenses and state ID cards.

According to research by the University of California, around 20,000 Oregonians identify as transgender.


Trust in good news

As the first media organisation to take good news seriously, we are committed to rigorous standards. Plus we are a media co-op owned by readers and reinvest all profits into our journalism. Support inspiring, trustworthy journalism by subscribing to Positive News magazine.

Start typing and press Enter to search

Pin It on Pinterest