US Oregon and California are Making Gender Binary History

21:46  19 june  2017
21:46  19 june  2017 Source:   Newsweek

Oregon First State to Add Third Gender to Driver's Licenses

  Oregon First State to Add Third Gender to Driver's Licenses For the first time in U.S. history, driver's licenses and ID cards will offer an "X" gender alongside male and female.When the history-making rule — which the state Transportation Commission passed late Thursday afternoon — goes into effect on July 3, Oregon residents will have the option to choose among three gender categories when applying for driver's licenses or state ID cards: male, female and "X" for non-binary or unspecified.

Unsure of whether California would recognize non- binary as a legal gender as easily as Oregon had in June, Keenan attended her scheduled court hearing Monday with a detailed argument prepared for the judge.

California is considering a similar measure, which would give residents a third option for gender on official documents. The Thursday decision makes Oregon the first U.S. state to offer its residents this option, but at least one other is considering it.

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Gender binary is history —on the West Coast, at least. Shupe made history last year when he became the first person in the U.S. to win the right to legally identify as nonbinary. Although Oregon beat California in official recognition of a third gender in an identification document, the Golden State

Oregon became the first state in U.S. history on Thursday to offer more than two gender options on identity documents, including driver’s licenses, making it the first to legally recognize non- binary , intersex and agender people on ID cards. Tags: binary California gender Oregon .

Gender binary is history—in the West Coast, at least. Oregon approved the introduction of a third gender option on drivers’ licenses Thursday, in what is the first official alternative to the male/female binary in the U.S.

The Oregon Transportation Commissions unanimously approved a policy introducing option “X” for non-specified, rather than the “M” for male and “F” for female on drivers’ licenses and identification cards from as early as July.

"I very much plan to head to the nearest DMV and ask for that ID to be corrected on July 3rd," Jamie Shupe, an Army veteran who successfully petitioned for the non-binary gender option, told Reuters. "And then I'll no doubt stand out front of the building, or sit in the car, and cry."

Shupe made history last year when he became the first person in the U.S. to win the right to legally identify as non-binary. "I was assigned male at birth due to biology," Shupe, 52, who prefers to be called “Jamie” rather than using any pronoun, told Oregon Live at the time.

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The California legislature is considering bill that would allow people to officially declare their gender as non- binary , and would make it easier to switch your gender on any legal document. "It’s fitting that this is before us during pride week in Oregon and pride month around the country."

Oregon became the first state in U.S. history on Thursday to offer more than two gender options on identity documents, including driver’s licenses, making it the first to legally recognize non- binary If it goes through, California would be the first state to enact a new gender category through legislation.

"My gender identity is definitely feminine. My gender identity has never been male, but I feel like I have to own up to my male biology. Being non-binary allows me to do that. I'm a mixture of both. I consider myself as a third sex," Shupe added.

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Oregon beat California in official recognition of a third gender in an identification document, but the Golden State is close to passing a comprehensive legislation known as the Gender Recognition Act. The bill simplifies the process of legal gender changes and introduces the non-binary gender option “X” in identification documents. The law was approved in the Senate on May 31 and is undergoing scrutiny in the state assembly.

A 2015 survey of more than 27,000 transgender people across all 50 states found that 68 percent of respondents didn’t have an ID reflecting their preferred name or gender. Nearly one third (32 percent) of those whose IDs didn’t match their preferred gender reported being verbally harassed, assaulted, denied benefits or services as a consequence.

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Unsure of whether California would recognize non- binary as a legal gender as easily as Oregon had in June, Keenan attended her scheduled court hearing Monday with a detailed argument prepared for the judge.

Oregon became the first state in U.S. history on Thursday to offer more than two gender options on identity documents, including driver's licenses, making it the At least a dozen people across Oregon and California have been granted non- binary (or, in one Oregon case, agender) status by courts.

Elsewhere in the world, the existence of a third gender is already a reality, in society as in the legal sphere: In 2014, the Indian Supreme Court issued a historic ruling recognizing that “it is the right of every human being to choose their gender.”

Nepal was the first country to recognize the need for a third gender option in the census, a decision taken in 2007 and implemented four years later. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Canada also grant a degree of legal status to non-binary or "third gender" people.

Social media has likewise adapted to gender fluidity. Social networking website Facebook and dating app Tinder have expanded their gender options in recent years, including agender (people who do not identify with or conform to any gender), bigender (people who experience two gender identities, either simultaneously or varying between the two), cisgender (people who identify with the gender identity they were assigned at birth), intersex (people who present biological characteristics of both male and female), and two-spirit (a Native American term describing a third gender).

Even in biology, sex is not the rigid binary previously thought by scientists: even reproductive organs do not always follow the dichotomy male/female. Some species transition from one sex to the other in the course of their lives through a process known as protogyny (from female to male) and protandry (from male to female).

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