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Rhode Island Begins Offering Gender Neutral Driver’s Licenses

July 1, 2020

As of Wednesday, gender neutral driver’s licenses are now available in Rhode Island.

There will be three gender options on a license: M for male, F for female, and X for those who identify as gender neutral.

“Representation matters at every level, and I am proud to make our government better reflect the diverse identities of Rhode Islanders,” Governor Gina Raimondo said in a written statement Tuesday, June 30, according to MassLive. “This change will allow Rhode Islanders who do not have a binary gender to finally see themselves correctly identified on their driver’s license.”

Massachusetts and Connecticut are among the states that already had such an option available.

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