Driver licenses liberated

Nevada, which in November adopted a discriminatory gender-specific statute, is now allowing gender non-specific driver licenses.

The Department of Motor Vehicles said it will allow residents to have an X placed in the box labeled “sex” on the license instead of F or M.

“The DMV has worked to bring its practices in line with other agencies, including the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, which changed its rules in 2016 to allow people to change the gender on their birth certificate,” said a DMV statement. “The Nevada Legislature added gender identity as a protected category in employment discrimination in 2011. Nevada becomes the tenth U.S. jurisdiction to offer a gender-neutral designation on IDs, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality. Arkansas, California, the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Oregon, like Nevada, allow self-certification. Colorado, Indiana, Maine and Vermont require documentation. Maryland is set to begin offering Gender X this fall.”