The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Thursday announced that it now offers a non-binary gender designation option for its driver licenses and photo identification cards.
“Our identity documents are critical to how we navigate the world, and having an affirming and accurate ID is critical for access to employment, healthcare, housing and so much more,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “Offering equitable and inclusive services for all Pennsylvanians is central to PennDOT’s mission, and I’m proud that we’re taking this step.”
Gender designation options on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are “M” (male), “F” (female) or “X” (non-binary). Customers who wish to change their gender designation should fill out Form DL-32, “Request for Gender Change on Driver’s License/Identification Card,” and bring it to any PennDOT Driver License Center to complete the process. This process does not require the signoff of a medical or social service provider.
“PennDOT is taking a very important step towards better serving Pennsylvanians of all gender identities. By removing barriers to make these changes, we are providing Pennsylvanians the agency to live their lives as their true selves,” said Rafael Álvarez Febo, Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. “Your state issued ID is quite possibly the most important identity document you use on a daily basis, it should reflect your truth.”
A gender designation change must be completed in person at a PennDOT Driver License Center. Driver license center locations can be found by clicking on “Find a Location” at www.dmv.pa.gov.
Pennsylvania joins 16 other states in offering a non-binary option for its customers.
The designation is offered free-of-charge for identification products. Applicable duplicate fees will apply to customers to obtain a duplicate license or photo ID card reflecting the change in designation.
For more information on the non-binary gender designation for driver licenses and ID cards, visit PennDOT online.
Separately, PennDOT said Friday that expiration dates for driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through August 30, 2020, have been extended until August 31, 2020. These extensions are in addition to those announced on June 25.
So, is this what the “essential” PennDOT employees were working on while they remained at their jobs & got paid during the lockdown? Our tax dollars at work? Spokesperson said, “Our identity documents are critical to how we navigate the world, and having an affirming and accurate ID is critical for access to employment, healthcare, housing and so much more.” Yet a particular political party INSISTS certain members of our society have NO access to this and therefore can not present any of these critical documents in order to vote. Having ID is critical or it’s not. Which one is it?
So, what does being a Russian troll pay these days? We know you’re trying to tear our country apart, but we vow to build it together!