New Jersey MVC adds 'X' sex option for driver's licenses, ID cards

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has added an “X” sex option for driver’s licenses and identification cards for those who do not want to specify male or female.
The commission said Monday that the option is for residents who identify as nonbinary, as well as for those who do not want to indicate their gender on their ID. The commission planned to permit the “X” option late last year but delayed the change because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Diversity and inclusion are core values for New Jersey, and for all of us at the MVC. We know this new option will be deeply impactful for many residents, as access to resources and the ability to live and work freely so often hinges on having documentation that correctly reflects your identity,” MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton said in a statement.
Those who wish to change the marker on their ID can fill out a form on the MVC website or visit an MVC Licensing center.
The change also entailed updates to the commission’s computer system.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.