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Maine Becomes Third State To Offer Nonbinary Gender Option On IDs And Driver’s Licenses

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Maine Becomes Third State To Offer Nonbinary Gender Option On IDs And Driver’s Licenses




Maine’s bureau of motor vehicles announced on Monday that it will begin issuing stickers for driver’s licenses or IDs stating “Gender has been changed to X – Non-binary” for those who request them.

After a redesign in 2019, the state’s licenses and IDs will feature an “M,” “F” or “X” gender option.




The Hill added:

The bureau added the new option after a complaint was filed with the Maine Human Rights Commission on behalf of a resident who was unable to receive a state license with a nonbinary gender marker, according to the Portland Press Herald.

“Words cannot adequately express the relief I feel, and how happy I am, that my ID will now reflect such an integral part of my identity and who I am,” the resident, Ian-Meredythe Dehne Lindsey, said in a statement, according to the newspaper.

Maine is now the third state to offer the nonbinary gender option for licenses, joining California and Oregon (plus D.C.).




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