US State Department issues First Gender Non-Binary Passport


US Passport

The State Department has issued the first US passport with an "X" gender marker as it seeks to implement gender-inclusive policies, the department announced Wednesday. 

 The department announced in June it will no longer require medical certification" if an applicant's self-selected sex marker doesn't match the sex listed on other official identity documents. 

 In accordance with President Biden's executive orders, people applying for a new or an updated passport will be allowed to self-identify. “M”, “F” and "X" gender designations will no longer require medical certification if an applicant’s self-selected gender does not match the gender on their other citizenship or identity documents. 

 The Department has begun moving towards adding a gender marker for non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming persons applying for a passport or CRBA. 

To reiterate, President Biden accomplished this with an executive order. And cutting to the chase, don't hesitate if you want to get a passport.

Once a passport has been issued or updated the changes are permanent, And importantly, it is a crucial tool should another right-wing hate monger get elected.

US State Department: Selecting Your Gender Marker

 A cisgender Twitter user asked what if I no longer identify as a 'sex' because I am 69 years of age?
I can't speak as to what constitutes fraudulently representing your gender on a passport.

However the penailities should discourage anyone who might want to flipantly do this.

all law.com Penalties for Conviction of Passport Fraud:

"For a basic, first offense of passport fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1542, such as lying on a passport application, you can be fined $250,000 and sentenced to up to ten years in prison."

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