By: Kyle James | 11-09-2018 | News
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Colorado Next State To Allow "X" For Gender On State ID

So far, the move to introduce a gender-neutral option to state-issued identification cards and drivers licenses have been struggling to gain a foothold. But each year, state by state the collective number of states with gender options other than "Male" or "Female" are growing and that list just gained a new state, Colorado.

The Gender X term is used to describe "a gender that is not exclusively male or female, including, but not limited to, intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous, bigender, demigender, female-to-male, genderfluid, genderqueer, male-to-female, neutrois, nonbinary, pangender, third sex, transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirit, and unspecified," according to Washington state guidelines, one of the first states to introduce the change.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great news from our friends at One Colorado - non-binary people will now have the option to have an &quot;X&quot; gender marker on drivers&#39; licenses! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) <a href="">November 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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States including Oregon, California, Washington, D.C., and Washington state all allow for a gender-neutral option on state-issued identification cards. Now, Vermont is also moving to add a third gender to its own states identification cards. According to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, the state is considering adding the third option to offer a "transgender-inclusive" option on state identification cards.

The option became a reality when the Vermont DMV updated its computer system to one that permits a third gender option for people who don't feel like they identify as a man or a woman, according to Vermont Public Radio. The state's agencies are still waiting on the updated computers in order to fully carry out the switch. Naturally, people have strong feelings about this issue on both sides and Twitter users have been battling it out since Colorado announced its own change.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">you either have Y-chromosome(s) or you don&#39;t… that&#39;s pretty binary. There is no &quot;third gender&quot;, there aren&#39;t &quot;infinite genders,&quot; there are male and female and that&#39;s it.</p>&mdash; Margaret ♡ Youjin (@23_jumi) <a href="">November 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Oregon introduced its own birth certificate guidelines on January 1 of this year allowing for gender-neutral options. California is also in the process of enacting a new measure to allow people to "conform the person's legal gender to the person's gender identity." That measure was carried out and took effect on September 1, 2018.

The Oregon change was the result of "The Gender Recognition Act" in 2017 which also allows nonbinary citizens to select a third gender on state-issued documents in 2019. Despite the growing number of those seeking acceptance as nonbinary, the states in the U.S. have been slow to keep up with many international communities.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Americans Oppose <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThirdGender</a> Option on IDs… <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) <a href="">October 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Nepal was the first country to recognize a third gender option and this took place in 2007, nearly a decade before the few states in America changed their own policy on third genders. Other countries who followed suit after Pakistan include Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and Canada, all of which legally recognize nonbinary or "third gender" people.

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Anonymous No. 41687 2018-11-09 : 03:23

WTF is wrong with people.

Since when is sexual preference or lifestyle a gender?

How about gender X for those who have sewn up the entrance or cut off the dong. They X`d out/off the reproductive organ & are then genderless.

BTW how many of these people (have or) go on to have serious mental issues?

Anonymous No. 41705 2018-11-09 : 07:35

more stupidity!!!

em ie No. 93372 2018-12-29 : 00:49

well the borders have different letter categorizes . did not work for chelsea m either .. we do not do X up here .. travelers wake up ~? ! yep.... Y ????? humm good question yet it must be a riddle sort of.. hummmmm

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