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Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

Basic Rights Oregon co-executive director Nancy Haque issued a statement on the change: "Our lives are so gendered, which is why it's important that driver licenses and other forms of IDs recognize people who are non-binary".

Right in the middle of Pride month, OR just made a huge move to support non-binary people.

OR is the only USA state to allow an unspecified gender, but other countries including Germany, India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand also allow a third gender option.

The June 2016 landmark decision allowed Jamie Shupe to change her gender to non-binary, which refers to gender identities that do not fall into the binary categories of male and female. In a 2015 poll, 22 percent of people surveyed said they personally knew or worked with a transgender person - up 17 percent from the previous year.

The decision to allow a gender-neutral option was made by the Oregon Transportation Commission on Thursday, according to a report by The Oregonian. The Oregon Transportation Commission approved the measure on Thursday, and the change will go into effect on July 1. "I consider myself as a third sex".

Transgender rights have become a flashpoint across the United States after some states, including North Carolina, have tried to restrict transgender people's use of public bathrooms.

Ali stars as Pakistan restrict England in Champions Trophy SF
However, it was Pakistan who better adjusted to the used, worn surface, stifling England's much-vaunted batting line-up. Sarfraz Ahmed produced a superb captain's innings following a top-order collapse to see Pakistan win the quarter-final.


"[This] can create a lot of barriers going through everyday life", Arli Christian, state policy counsel for the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a phone call, "We found that almost one-third of transgender people who showed an ID that did not match their gender presentation were verbally harassed, denied benefits or services, asked to leave an establishment or even assaulted".

Gender-nonconforming Oregonians applauded the move.

An employee of the advocacy group Basic Rights Oregon hands out stickers during an Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle department public hearing on May 10.

Australia and New Zealand have already have the option to choose "X" on their passports, and passport applicants in India can pick Male, Female or Eunuch.

Meanwhile, California lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow residents to identify as nonbinary on driver's licenses-as well as birth certificates and other state documents.

One commissioner said, "I hope those who will use "X" as an identifier will feel an element of comfort moving forward".


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