Oregon planning to be first state with a ‘no gender’ option on its driving licenses

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Oregon is on track to become the first state to allow residents to skip a gender identity on their driver’s licenses and identification cards.

Transgender residents say the change would make them feel safer as they hand over their licenses at restaurants, health clinics and airports..

The Oregonian reports the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles doesn’t oppose the change and will hold a hearing Wednesday in Portland.

In Oregon, changing the rules on gender identity for a driver’s license doesn’t require a vote by lawmakers.

Those who want a new license with no gender listed would have to pay a renewal fee.

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