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'X' gender NY driver's licenses coming with computer update

It could take more than a year before Department of Motor Vehicles computers will be able to automatically handle the option.
New York State driver's license

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York intends to offer driver’s licenses with a nonbinary gender identity marker of “X,” but it could take more than a year before Department of Motor Vehicles computers will be able to automatically handle the option.

State officials made the disclosure in papers filed in a federal lawsuit brought against them by Sander Saba, who is challenging the state policy of limiting gender identity on licenses to either “male” or “female.” 

Saba, a nonbinary transgender New York City resident, said in the lawsuit that the policy is discriminatory. The state recently moved to dismiss the lawsuit as moot.