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.
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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.).