PennDOT offers non-binary gender option on driver licenses, ID cards

Harrisburg, PA (AP) — Pennsylvania is now offering driver licenses and identification cards with a gender-neutral designation for people who do not want to be identified as either male or female.

The state Department of Transportation said Thursday that people can now choose that option in addition to the “male” or “female” designation.

It will let motorists and those needing a state-issued identification card to use “X” as a third option to indicate gender. Pennsylvania joins 16 other states in offering a non-binary option.