New York to offer 'X' gender option on driver's licenses

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Created: November 18, 2020 07:47 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York intends to offer driver’s licenses with a nonbinary gender identity marker of “X,” but it could take more than a year before Department of Motor Vehicles computers will be able to automatically handle the option. 

State officials made the disclosure in papers filed in a federal lawsuit brought against them by Sander Saba, who is challenging the state policy of limiting gender identity on licenses to either “male” or “female.” 

Saba, a nonbinary transgender New York City resident, said in the lawsuit that the policy is discriminatory. 

The state recently moved to dismiss the lawsuit as moot.


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