A proposed change in the state of Washington will allow parents to choose the non-binary gender classification of “X” for their children and officially add it to new birth certificates.
The law already states that anyone born in the state can petition to change their birth certificates to their preferred gender du jour. Children can also make the change with “consent of their parents and with a doctor’s note,” according to KUOW.
If approved, the change would happen as early as next year. So far, about 1,000 comments have poured in to the state department of health with messages for and against the radical measure.
The health department’s Christie Spice said they are just following the societal changes happening around the country:
“[M]ore people are identifying as a gender other than a male or female and there’s growing demand for non-binary sex designations on all identity documents, including birth certificates.”
Washington is also considering giving the “X” designation for state ID cards, following in the footsteps of other states before it.
Nearby Oregon added the gender-neutral option earlier this year to its state-issued ID, as did Washington D.C. To no one’s surprise, California is leading the pack by offering non-binaries their coveted “X” on both driver’s licenses AND birth certificates. More proof that California is wokest of all.