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Gender 'X' to Be Option for New Jersey Driver's Licenses and ID's

Gender 'X' to Be Option for New Jersey Driver's Licenses and ID's
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By    |   Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10:26 PM

New Jersey will allow people to choose "X" as their gender on their driver's license or identification card, the state's Motor Vehicle Commission said in a release.

"Gender 'X' will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing 'M' (male) and 'F' (female) gender options on licenses and IDs," the MVC said in a press release.

Anyone willing to change their gender can do so by their own "self-attestation." All customers need to do is surrender their ID and pay the $11 fee.

"Diversity and inclusion are core values for New Jersey, and for all of us at the MVC," agency Chief Administrator Sue Fulton said. "We know this new option will be deeply impactful for many residents, as access to resources and the ability to live and work freely so often hinges on having documentation that correctly reflects your identity."

New Jersey becomes the 19th state to adopt similar policies, according to LGBTQmap.org.

"This option will allow New Jerseyans, particularly nonbinary and intersex people, to enjoy a right many of us take for granted — having ID that accurately reflects who we are," said Christian Fuscarino, executive director of Garden State Equality. "We applaud the MVC for taking another step to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ New Jerseyans."

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New Jersey will allow people to choose "X" as their gender on their driver's license or identification card, the state's Motor Vehicle Commission said in a release. "Gender 'X' will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing 'M' (male)...
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