Oregon Becomes First State To Offer ‘Not-Specified’ Gender Option On Driver’s Licenses

On July 1, Oregon became the first state to offer a third gender option on its driver’s licenses and identification cards, eliciting immediate concern from conservatives who argue the state has chosen to eschew biological science in favor of catering to a fringe minority.

As a result of a rule approved last month by the Oregon Transportation Commission, the third option on a license application is an “X” that stands for “not specified.” It will allow individuals who are either biologically intersex or those who claim to be transgender or not gender specific to avoid having to choose a gender.

While the term intersex refers to a genuine biological condition “in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male,” according to the Intersex Society of North America, it’s believed the bill is designed to mainly…



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