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Proposed amendment could impact Gender X distinction on Indiana ID cards

Posted at 6:46 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 08:18:41-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is considering requiring a doctor's signature if someone in Indiana wants to choose "Gender X" on their ID.

Chris Paulson, the CEO of Indiana Youth Group, says people shouldn't have to jump through loops to have Gender X on their ID.

"If you identify as non-binary, your identification should say that," Paulson said.

For people who live rural areas or don't have access to healthcare providers, it can be cumbersome for some people to follow, Paulson says.

Douglas Hamilton says he isn't against people identifying as they choose, but questions the integrity of a license.

"It brings up the question is that the person truly identified by that ID," Hamilton said.

You can view more information on the propose amendment to the rule online.

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