Portland, Ore., Jun 19, 2017 / 23:06 pm
Starting next month, Oregon will be the first state to offer a non-binary option on forms of DMV identification for residents who do not identify as male or female.
Oregon residents will have the option to mark "X" instead of female or male on state IDs, driver's licenses, and learner's permits.
The X is for non-binary, meaning the individual identifies as something other than either sex. This may include non-gender or some combination of both sexes.
The state's Transportation Commission approved the option on Thursday, and it will officially go into effect on July 3. It follows an Oregon judge's decision last year to recognize an army veteran's legal change to non-binary sex; the first state in the U.S. to do so.