DMV issued over 5,000 'X' gender markers in 2 years

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEXSTAR) — New York's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) started processing applications for X-marked genders on identity documents on May 27, 2022. So far, as of June 14, the agency tallied over 5,200 applications for X licenses, permits, and non-driver identification cards.

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Advocates say that being able to choose X as their gender lets New Yorkers more accurately reflect their identity. Applications to change the designation on ID documents are available online or by mail through an MV-44 form.

“Making the Gender X marker available to New Yorkers is one of my most cherished moments,” wrote DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder. “It was so moving to see how much pride people took in finally having a d...

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