DC to Allow Residents to Use 'Gender Neutral Identifier' on Driver's Licenses

By Melanie Arter | June 22, 2017 | 10:07am EDT
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (Screenshot of C-SPAN video)

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles will allow residents later this month to use a “gender neutral identifier” on their driver’s license or ID card, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs announced on Tuesday.

The “gender non-binary” will be known as “X” on both forms of ID. That's in addition to the “M” designation for male and “F” for female.

The change will also apply for all DC DMV-related documents, for example, 45-day paper temporary credential, learner’s permit, and driver record.

DC already recognizes same-sex marriage.

Its estate tax forms include a clarification saying that "Any gender specific terms in DC law relating to the sex and/or marital or filing status of the decedent and/or surviving spouse shall be considered gender neutral."

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