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Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Allow Gender ‘X’ on State Identification Cards

If passed by the house, it is set to go into effect November 1st.

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Massachusetts senators have passed a bill that would let those seeking identification designate their gender as “X” instead of “male” or “female.”

This bill was brought forth from Democratic Sen. Karen Spilka, who said the proposal recognizes the rights of transgenderindividuals.

Currently, California, Oregon, and Washington D.C. have the option to make Gender X on their legal forms of identification.

If this is passed by the House, it will go into effect November 1st.

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Erin Whitten is currently CMN's Senior Correspondent and is currently a student at Arizona State University majoring in Mass Communications and Media Studies.

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