What the heck is gender “x”?! Sounds like an X-Men thing. But that in itself is “cissexist” because it says “men.” How soon before they change that to X-non-gender-specific-persons? Anyway I digress.
Here’s the stupid story you clicked for instead of my rambling:
In a move hailed by LGBT rights groups, Oregon became the first state in the US on Thursday to allow residents to mark their gender as “not specified” on applications for driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identity cards.
Under the new rule approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission, Oregonians who select the new option will have an X appear instead of M or F on those cards. The rule, which takes effect on July 3, is a first for the U.S., David House, spokesman for Oregon’s Driver and Motor Vehicles Division, or DMV, told The Associated Press.
“It’s fitting that this is before us during Pride Week in Oregon and Pride Month around the country,” said Commissioner Sean O’Hollaren. “It’s something that we should do because it’s the right thing to do.”
The DMV said the new rule, which the commission passed unanimously, came about after a Multnomah County judge in June 2016 allowed Jamie Shupe, a Portland resident, to legally change to “non-binary” gender.
“There’s a little more truth and justice in the world today,” said Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization that advocates for the civil rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people.
It’s weird how bringing “justice” in the world also bring in “stupidity” huh.
I guess a case could be made though, that if you have people pretending to be the gender they weren’t born with that having “m” or “f” on their driver’s license doesn’t help anyway, right? Because cops won’t be able to use that description to identify them anyway. Still, this is just another brick being taken out from the foundation of Western Civilization….