Indiana's new driver's license option

Indiana's new driver's license option

Posted: Mar. 19, 2019 6:31 PM
Updated: Mar. 19, 2019 6:31 PM

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care at a hospital. indiana residents now have a "gender neutral" option on drivers' licenses and state identification cards. a recent change allows residents to legally identify themselves as non-binary. this is a change from the traditional male and female options. news 10's jordan kudisch joins us live with more details... and reaction. i'm here at the bureau of motor vehicles in terre haute.. hoosiers will be able to go through the agency's branches to get their licenses changed. those who don't identify as male or female will have the option to be labeled as "x".. i spoke with two local people who have very different opinions on this change. < caylin walker is an indiana residents. he isn't excited to see a change in the state's driver's licensing system. "i think it's a big mistake. i understand there's a lot of kids, a lot of people out there that are going through this that truly believe that they are transgender or they don't know who they are but i think it's an issue we need to address." but on the other side of the issue.. breanna pierce feels this is a positive step. "i am very excited that finally we are able to have the platform for non-binary individuals to actly say that they are non-binary on such a simple thing as a license." under indiana law, people must provide gender information on their license, or i-d card application. in order to get the 'x' designation... people must show proof of a permanent gender change. the b-m-v website says people could show an amended birth certificate.. or signed doctor's statement. walker disagrees with allowing this legal change... even if someone shows proof. "there's only male and female. just because you feel that you're something else doesn't make that true you're not biologically what you feel. you are what you are." meanwhile... pierce says this issue goes beyond just a drivers license.. "we're finally getting a win. lgbtq rights are gettin' somewhere, very close, small steps everytime." > the b-m-v will only accept original documents or certified copies from the issuing agency. as of now, indiana is one out of seven states to make the change. back to you. a local man is "running for a local man back to you. the change. states to make out of seven states to make the change. back to you.
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