Washington, D.C. to include gender-neutral markers on identification and drivers’ licenses
On June 26, 2017, the District of Columbia will become the first jurisdiction include a gender-neutral marker on its driver’s licenses and identification cards. The new gender designation — an X marker — provides an option in addition to M (male) or F (female) on D.C.-issued identification. This new policy was developed and approved by the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles and announced by the Mayor’s office earlier this week. A councilmember also introduced a bill to memorialize the new policy in D.C. Code. D.C.’s gender-neutral marker comes on the heels of a similar commitment by the state of Oregon, which announced they will issue gender-neutral markers in July.