Indiana offers nonbinary gender option on licenses, IDs

Indiana residents who don’t identify as male or female have the option starting this month of describing themselves as a nonbinary gender on their driver’s licenses and state identification cards.

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:52 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents who don’t identify as male or female have the option starting this month of describing themselves as a nonbinary gender on their driver’s licenses and state identification cards.

Indiana law requires every application for a driver’s license or ID card to include information about the applicant’s gender. Residents can now choose the third option “X″ instead of the traditional options of “M″ or “F″ gender identifiers, said Susie Guyer, the bureau’s executive director of marketing and communications.

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles decided to offer the option based on a recommendation by the American Academy of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Guyer told The (Northwest Indiana) Times.

An applicant requesting the “X″ designation must present documentation that proves a permanent gender change, such as an amended birth certificate or a signed doctor’s statement, Guyer said.

The bureau didn’t say how many residents have obtained the “X″ gender identifier so far.

Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Colorado, California and Washington, D.C. also offer a nonbinary gender option on licenses and IDs.

___

Information from: The Times, http://www.nwitimes.com

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Overcast
77° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 78°
Robinson
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 72°
Indianapolis
Scattered Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 78°
Rockville
Overcast
77° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 78°
Casey
Few Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 75°
Brazil
Overcast
77° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 78°
Marshall
Overcast
77° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 78°
Steamy and Stormy.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Rick's Rallies

Image

Vincennes Lincoln

Image

ISU Football

Image

Vincennes Lincoln

Image

Parke Heritage

Image

Monday Late Forecast

Image

Group supports Vigo County Schools tax referendum

Image

Crews start work on Clay County resurfacing project

Image

Vigo County Parks and Rec set to hold Tuesday community meeting

Image

Vigo County Parks Drive to raise money for Big Brothers, Rec set to hold Tuesday community meeting

WTHI Events