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Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:26 PM

Oregon first US state to add third gender option on driver ID

Source: BBC

Beginning in July, Oregon residents who do not identify as male or female can mark X for sex on driver's licences, learner's permits and state IDs.

The state's Transportation Commission approved the new rule, which was hailed by LGBTQ rights groups.

The shift comes a year after an Oregon judge ruled a retired Army veteran could legally identify as non-binary.

The June 2016 landmark decision allowed Jamie Shupe to change her gender to non-binary, which refers to gender identities that do not fall into the binary categories of male and female. It was believed to be the first decision of its kind in the US.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40309362

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Reply Oregon first US state to add third gender option on driver ID (Original post)
jpak Jun 2017 OP
Major Nikon Jun 2017 #1
flibbitygiblets Jun 2017 #3
Mosby Jun 2017 #5
PoliticAverse Jun 2017 #6
Major Nikon Jun 2017 #7
Mosby Jun 2017 #9
Major Nikon Jun 2017 #11
Mosby Jun 2017 #12
Major Nikon Jun 2017 #14
Post removed Jun 2017 #2
Matthew28 Jun 2017 #4
sharedvalues Jun 2017 #8
Matthew28 Jun 2017 #10
Crash2Parties Jun 2017 #13

Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:29 PM

1. Here's a thought

Why identify gender at all?

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:37 PM

3. Because when the "Handmaids Tale" dystopian nightmare happens under President Pence later this year

they'll know who to enslave and force to bear the rich white people's babies.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 07:48 PM

5. Maybe needed for the airport, police?

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Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:00 PM

6. What do you put for gender to get them to leave you alone? n/t

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Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:29 PM

7. So they know to use the pink or blue gloves on you?

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:38 PM

9. It's not Real ID-compliant

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Response to Mosby (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:49 PM

11. No, they just gamed the requirement by specifying a 3rd option

But it still doesn't answer the question of why should it be required at all when it serves no useful purpose.

Just because something has always been done doesn't justify why it needs to continue. Any system of control which can't continuously justify itself should be dismantled.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:55 PM

12. I think people should be free to select the gender they identify with

When obtaining an ID.

It just seems reasonable to have gender listed, if for no other reason to make things easier for people who card the public.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 09:07 PM

14. True freedom means not being forced to comply with a requirement that makes no sense

How can such data make things any easier on anyone? It's useless information. The requirement becomes particularly insidious when you consider some states are going to use that information to arbitrarily discriminate against those who may identify differently than what's listed on their birth certificate.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 07:29 PM

4. Personal freedom is awesome

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:38 PM

8. Thailand has had this concept for decades

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:43 PM

10. Any free nation should allow its people to llive

their lives the way they wish....

Tired of the republican attacks.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:59 PM

13. Thailand only officially recognized a "third" gender in 2015

Culturally, they're closer to recognizing it's a multitude of spectra.

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