Monday, 11 June 2018 14:41

Maine gets new gender option for driver's licenses, state ID cards

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STATEWIDE - Maine's Bureau of Motor Vehicles is offering a new option when it comes to listing ones gender on a drivers license.

Beginning Monday, people can choose a non-binary designation instead of the traditional male or female.


The change was prompted by a complaint filed by the Maine Human Rights Commission on behalf of a southern Maine resident who does not identify as male or female.


People who wish to change their licenses or state IDs immediately can go to the BMV to get a special sticker that reads "gender has been changed to x-non binary."


The option will become a permanent part of Maine's newly designed driver's licenses when they are released next year.