ACLU pressing Biden administration to allow third-gender X option on passports, report
Activists are pushing for more gender options for all federal identifications.
The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Biden administration to allow Americans who identify as neither male or female to be able to select a third gender identification on passports, Social Security cards, residence permits and other types of federal documents, according to a news report.
At least a dozen states and Washington, D.C., have already amended laws to offer an X gender designation on some identifying documents, including driver’s licenses and birth certificates, according to The New York Times.
However, federal rules have changed little in roughly the past 11 years, when the existing policy for changing one’s sex marker on a passport was implemented. The application has always required medical certification and is available only for those who have transitioned from one gender to another.
The State Department, which issues passports, asks applicants to select either male or female. And President Biden has vowed to change the process, The Times also reports.
News, Not Noise
- Investigation finds massive wrongdoing by prosecutor in case against ex-Missouri governor
- Biden issues National Day of Prayer Proclamation that does not include the word 'God'
- Fauci's agency spent over $400k on experiments grafting aborted fetal scalps onto mice and rats
- Kansas GOP lawmakers override Democratic governor's vetos on election bills, make them into law
- Arizona GOP chairwoman rejects election audit attacks: 'World-class experts' conducting review