Michigan May Add ‘Nonbinary’ Driver’s License Option

The Daily Signal | 1/15/2020 | Staff
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Michigan is considering adding an option on driver’s licenses for people who identify as nonbinary.

The move would allow Michigan residents who do not identify as either male or female to be represented as “nonbinary” on their licenses, according to ABC News. Michigan would become the 14th state along with Washington, D.C., to add the option. New York City already has an option that allows residents to select “X” instead of “M” or “F” for male or female.

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“The state is exploring the feasibility of adding a nonbinary option when we upgrade our technology in 2021,” a spokesman for Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office, Jake Rollow, told ABC News.

“We are doing so after hearing from communities and people across the state who desire a way to identify themselves that reflects their reality,” Rollow added. “At this preliminary stage, we don’t have additional information.”

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The Michigan secretary of state already took steps to make it easier for transgender people to change their gender on their driver’s license. Benson revised state policy and made it so that residents fill out a form and pay $9 to change the stated sex on their driver’s license. Under the new policy, people who wish to change the sex on their...
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