FINALLY! Oregon to Allow Third Gender Option on Drivers Licenses
Oregon is basically an LGBT fairy godmother now. Remember when the state granted a dude legal genderlessness for the first time in the United States? Read PROGRESS: Oregon Man First Person to Become Legally 'Agender'
Well, since then, Oregon has decided to take its hatred of biology one step further...
Oregonians may soon be able to identify themselves as neither male nor female as Oregon works towards becoming the first U.S. state to allow a third gender option on its drivers' licenses and state identification cards.
Last June, Multnomah County granted a request by Army veteran Jamie Shupe, who has been transitioning since 2013, to change the retired sergeant's gender from female to a third, nongender option.
Anyone else see a potential "problematic" issue here? We'll get to it...
Since Shupe's request was granted, Oregon's Department of Motor Vehicles has been researching the state's gender laws and determining how to incorporate the third option into state computer systems.
[They] expect the third option on state licenses and identification cards to be available before the end of July. The nongender status will appear as an "X" on an ID card or driver's license. "I'll display my X with pride," Shupe said. "This ID will do just that: celebrate and recognize my uniqueness instead of ostracizing me for it."
guy genderless individual clearly has little understanding regarding the purpose of an ID. They're supposed to be used to identify oneself. Not celebrate uniqueness or whatever. If, according to what these dingleberries claim, gender is so fluid - then this dude could switch it up on Wednesdays and decide he's a dudette. So long as it's Ladies' Night at the local dive.
The problems with gender-swapping on a whim are myriad (see ER Doctors 'Confused' by Transgender Patient's Mismatched Anatomy). But specifically, in this situation, feelings are being prioritized over police being able to properly identify people. It can potentially lead to tons of complications. Yay progress!
By the way, when do you think we can start changing the age section on our ID's? Asking for a friend...