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The modernized policy means medical documentation of a gender transition is no longer required in order to correct the gender marker on a driver’s license or state ID card

 

Under a new policy implemented by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming (TIGNC) people in Illinois who want to correct their gender on driver’s licenses and state identification cards will no longer be required to provide medical documentation of a gender transition. Illinois is now the eleventh U.S. jurisdiction to adopt the policy of self-designation for gender marker corrections on government-issued IDs.

 

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However, the non-binary designation will only be available as an option after the Illinois Secretary of State implements a new driver’s license and identification card issuance system

 

Under legislation approved Friday by Gov. Pritzker, individuals in Illinois will be able to select a non-binary gender marker on their driver's licenses and state identity cards after the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office next implements a new driver’s license and identification card issuance system, according to Equality Illinois, the state’s civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer Illinoisans.

 

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As anti-equality forces are striving to turn back the clock on non-discrimination protections across the country, Illinois' foundational civil rights law will now protect more workers from discrimination because of legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, said Equality Illinois, the state’s civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.

  

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