Washington residents can now get their gender designation as "X' when getting a driver's license, permit or identification card.
The "X" option is available to anyone, and this link has additional details.
"Everyone deserves to have their lived experience of gender and identity reflected as accurately as possible on their identification documents," Department of Licensing Director Teresa Berntsen said in a statement. "This, in turn, helps reduce barriers to housing, transportation, education, and employment. It's in service to our purpose of helping all Washington residents live, work, drive, and thrive."
The gender "X" option is similar to a rule change previous enacted by the State Department of Health. As of January 2018, people born in Washington were able to change their gender designation on their birth certificate.
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