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.
“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 U.S. issues its first passport with a “X” gender marker.— NBC News NOW (@NBCNewsNow) October 28, 2021
NBC News Out’s @JoYurcaba reports on an historic victory for non-binary and intersex Americans with @WatchSavannah on #MorningNewsNOW.https://t.co/U4UZMHn7bF pic.twitter.com/E6AO2cKk6j
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.
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."