Bill would add third gender to DC licenses

WASHINGTON, D.C., — A new bill in the District would allow residents to a third gender option when getting driver’s licenses and IDs.

The “Nonbinary Identification Cards Amendment Act of 2017” was introduced by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau on Tuesday.

If the bill passes, applicants for licenses or identification cards would have the option between, “F,” “M,” or “X.”

Other council members backing this bill include: David Grosso, Charles Allen, Mary Cheh, Robert White, Jr, and Elissa Silverman.

Last week, Oregon became the first state to add a nonbinary option to driver’s licenses.  A bill in California is also working its way through the statehouse.