PA Now Offering 'Non-Binary' Option For Driver License and ID's


HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - PennDOT has announced that they are now offering a non-binary gender designation option of Pennsylvania driver licenses and photo ID cards.

Genders available are “M” for Male, “F” for female and “X” for non-binary.

Someone who identifies at non-binary is someone who does not exclusively identify as male or female.

Anyone who wishes to change their gender designation should fill out a “Request for Gender Change on Driver’s License/Identification Card” and bring it to a PennDOT Driver License Center.

“Our identity documents are critical to how we navigate the world, and having an affirming and accurate ID is critical for access to employment, healthcare, housing and so much more,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “Offering equitable and inclusive services for all Pennsylvanians is central to PennDOT’s mission, and I'm proud that we’re taking this step.”

PA joins 16 other states to offer the option.

The gender designation change is being offered free-of-charge.

To apply and find more information visit PennDOT’s website.

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