In Washington state, something as simple as your gender on a drivers license may be getting more complicated. Traditionally, an ID card or license will have basic information about the person. This includes things like weight, height, and hair color. It also includes a simple M or F for male or female. This gender marker comes via the very first official document each of us gets, the birth certificate. Now all of the sudden, there might just be a new option for gender. Washington is ready for residents to opt out of being either male or female, but instead simply X.
The X would allow an individual to say they do not feel like they are either male or female, regardless of their physical body. This new third gender, or perhaps a lack of sex, push a liberal agenda instead of the core need to identify individuals by gender. According to a recent article about this state wide initiative:
The Washington state Department of Health filed a proposal that would allow people to change the gender on their birth certificates to neither male nor female.
The clinical term for this is non-binary, but is better known as gender X.
According to the Department of Health, people born in Washington can currently request a new birth certificate with a different gender than the one on their original.
The state is taking the first steps of proposing a non-binary option for people who dont identify as male or female.
The Health Department filed the to put the process in motion August 22.
The state of Oregon became the first state to offer the third gender option on drivers licenses in July.