Oregon Becomes First State to Issue Gender Non-Binary ID Cards
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Oregon became the first oregon may become the first state to offer non-binary option on ids to allow residents to mark their gender as "not specified" on applications for driver's licenses. A decision by Oregon's Transportation Commission makes it the first state to allow residents to identify as "non-binary" — a third gender option beyond male or female. Applicants who want a new ID will pay fees for replacement or renewal. Gibbons, who identifies as non-binary, plans to apply for a new Oregon identity card from the DMV.
Gibbons, a year-old college counselor told Oregon Public Broadcasting. The change follows a ruling last year by an Oregon judge that allowed Jamie Shupe, an Army veteran, to legally identify as non-binary. The decision was believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. In considering the new rule for state IDs, the DMV listened to and read comments from people for and against the change.
Only 12 opposed the change, the Oregonian reported. They told us of their struggles so we would understand the need. Earlier this year, the Canadian province of Ontario implemented the option of an X gender on licenses. Jamie Shupe, 52, was born male, married a woman and had a child.
But Shupe felt neither male nor fully female. Now, an Oregon judge has allowed Shupe to identify as non-binary, believed to be a first in the United States. She said that when people's appearance doesn't appear to match gender markers on ID cards, they "endure insults and psychological trauma that could largely be averted if they had an option to use a gender marker that does not contradict who they are.
California's state Senate passed a bill oregon may become the first state to offer non-binary option on ids month to add a third gender options on state IDs. But the California Family Council opposes the bill, arguing that "government documents need to reflect biological facts for identification," the AP reported.
It's something we should do because it's the right thing to do. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. The Two-Way The change follows a ruling last year by an Oregon judge that allowed an Army veteran to legally identify as non-binary — neither male nor female.
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