Jun 17 2017
OR is now the first state to allow a third gender option on driver's licenses.
An X will appear instead of M or F in or driver records and on the driver license, instruction permit or ID card.
Thursday's move isn't the only one in OR granting rights to transgender people with regard to identification documents. The new policy represents a unanimous move Thursday by the Oregon Transportation Commission, reports Reuters, and goes into effect July 1.
Shupe, an OR resident, is an Army veteran who was designated male at birth (DMAB) but began to transition in 2013.
Gender identity has become a major flashpoint across the USA in places like North Carolina, which passed a bill forcing students to use toilets according to the sex listed on their birth certificates.
"Gender identity refers to a person's internal sense of being male, female, or something else", according to the American Psychological Association.
Since Shupe's petition was granted, judges in two OR counties have granted similar petitions to transgender people.
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The start of Brexit talks due on June 19 risk being pushed back, as the Conservatives debate whether to rethink their strategy . Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit.
A person wrote about when going through airport security, the TSA agent didn't know whether to choose male or female on the X-ray machine and was so thankful when the person finally whispered to just pick female.
As for the licenses, the final decision was ultimately up to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. "And then I'll no doubt stand out front of the building, or sit in the auto, and cry", they told Reuters. Reuters points out OR is the first state to provide this option.
While new to the United States, non-binary gender markers are not new-other cultures and other countries have recognized non-binary genders for many years, including Canada, India, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand and Nepal. "I'm a mixture of both", Shupe said.
Gender non-binary residents will soon be able to select "X" for non-specified gender when they apply for their identification cards.
Last year, intersex activist and Navy veteran Dana Zzyym sued the federal government for the right to choose a third gender on their passport.
Jun 16 2017
Pence lawyers up in expanding Russian Federation probe
According to the Washington Post , Pence wants to be prepared for impending congressional committee inquiries as well as Mueller. Richard Cullen has a long record as a high-profile attorney in Washington, particularly in Republican circles.
Jun 15 2017
Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title
The pair each pocketed €2.1 million (£1.8 million) for winning from an overall tournament purse of €36 million (£32 million). Nadal's ascendency to his 10th French Open title was never in doubt after the first serve of the match.
Jun 15 2017
Trump Renominates Rosenworcel to FCC Commissioner
Trump announced his intention to nominate Rosenworcel late Tuesday, and Pai was quick to voice his support for the move. Pai is reportedly considering Brendan Carr , now the acting FCC general counsel and a former staffer in Pai's office.
Jun 15 2017
India, Pakistan join Shanghai pact despite bilateral tensions
Along with India, Pakistan has also joined the SCO as a full member state. The UN Secretary General also called on the Prime Minister.
Jun 15 2017
Tillerson: US committed to 'One China' policy, also Taiwan
Later on Monday, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) confirmed that Secretary Tillerson was mistaken. At the same time, there are 6,500 Palestinians in Israeli jails, including 500 detained without charge , in some cases for years.
Jun 13 2017
Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results
May has said she intends to stay as prime minister despite failing to win a Conservative majority in the election. And yet government insiders said the two presided over a " toxic and bullying" environment at Downing Street.
Jun 12 2017
Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key
The DUP opposes same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where it is not legal. But for now, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says reports of a plot to remove May herself is " tripe ".
Jun 12 2017
Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote
Safe-haven gold and US Treasuries drifted lower and futures markets pointed to Wall Street opening modestly higher. There was much less drama elsewhere, as the Japanese yen gave up early gains and eased to 110.38 per dollar.
Jun 12 2017
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
Jun 12 2017
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His mom took it a step further insisting she's staying put in Miami, 'You go back, I'm not going with you'. Iguodala's Warriors are up 3-0 in the NBA Finals, and therefore close to ending the season.
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