New VT license/ID will allow third gender option

Vermont News

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles will begin rolling out a new license/ID that offers a third gender option starting this summer.

According to the DMV, the change to three gender options was made during the planning process for the new driver’s license system called VTPICS. When obtaining a driver license, Vermonters will be able to choose male, female, or “other” for their gender.

“Offering a third gender option on driver’s licenses is consistent with our Vermont values of inclusion and acceptance,” added Governor Phil Scott. “Obtaining a driver’s license that correctly reflects who you are is something we may take for granted. This changeis an important step forward in advancing equality for LGBTQ Vermonters.”

Vermont joins at least 10 U.S. jurisdictions that currently issue identity documents with non-binary gender markers: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Maine, Minnesota, New York City, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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