Maine will issue gender-neutral driver licenses

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles is going to offer the option of a gender-neutral designation on driver licenses and identification cards.

The agency said the process will involve filling out a form called a “gender designation form.” The BMV says it will issue a sticker for the license or ID card that says: “Gender has been changed to X — Non-binary.”

The agency said Monday a system upgrade will allow it to phase out the sticker by July 2019. The “X” will then be on the card.

EqualityMaine said Maine becomes at least the third state to adopt such a policy, after Oregon and California, along with the District of Columbia. The move comes as a result of a complaint filed by EqualityMaine’s board president.

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