Minnesota offers third gender option on drivers' licenses

Maine, Oregon, DC also gender neutral

Minn. Dept. of Public Safety

Minnesota Adult Standard Driver License

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Drivers in Minnesota have a third gender option when applying for or renewing a state driver’s license.

Applicants can now select “X” if they don’t identify as a man or woman. The new option began Monday, the first day the state introduced the new Real ID system.

Minnesota’s Driver and Vehicle Services Division said people don’t have to provide any documentation if they want to mark “X” and the third gender option was a decision to “better serve all Minnesotans.”

Minnesota is the second state to offer a gender-neutral option for drivers’ licenses, joining Oregon and Maine, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality. The District of Columbia also has the option. California will begin offering it in January.

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