MD Lawmakers Considering Gender-Neutral IDs


(Annapolis)- Maryland lawmakers are considering giving drivers the option to choose gender-neutral driver’s licenses.  The state Senate gave preliminary approval today to a bill that allows applicants to identify as either male, female, or unspecified on their ID cards.  The law would require the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue IDs that show an “X” instead of an “M” for male or an “F” for female if requested.  Several states and the District of Columbia have allowed the designation of an unspecified gender on licenses.  DC issued its first gender-neutral ID in 2017.