Hawaii set to include gender X on state driver’s licenses
Driver’s licenses in Hawaii will soon have a third gender option.
“Gender X” will be available for residents who prefer not to identify as male or female, reports Hawaii News Now.
The move is aimed at reducing discrimination against transgender and gender fluid individuals.
Gov. David Ige was expected to sign HB 1165 into law to take effect July 1, 2020.
“This measure returns us closer to the inclusive society of Native Hawaiians, which celebrated expressions of gender beyond masculinity and femininity,” Khara Jabola-Carolus told Hawaii News Now. She is the Executive Director of the Hawai’i State Commission on the Status of Women.
“With the passage of the bill, Hawai’i demonstrated that transgender and gender nonforming lives matter here. Mahalo Hawai’i for letting us know you care about us,” campaign organizer Jen Jenkins told Hawaii News Now.
Hawaii is the ninth state to offer “X” as a driver’s license option, reports Hawaii News Now.
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