BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents can now have a non-binary gender designation on state driver’s licenses.
The state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles says it now recognizes three gender designations: “male,” “female,” and “non-binary.”READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: When Could You Get Another Economic Relief Payment?
The change took effect Tuesday.
According to the state Department of Transportation, those designations are available for new credentials, renewals and amendments of licenses and IDs.READ MORE: Baker Tells Oversight Panel Examining Bumpy Vaccine Rollout Supply Is Biggest Issue
Massachusetts joins several other states that have legalized gender-neutral license designations including California, Maine and Idaho.
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka, an Ashland Democrat, called the development “an important step towards letting people be who they are.”
The addition of the non-binary designation was folded into the second phase of the state’s registry system upgrade which took place last weekend.MORE NEWS: Flu Has Virtually Disappeared In US During COVID Pandemic
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