Indiana driver’s licenses now offer ‘X’ gender option for non-binary Hoosiers

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has begun issuing Indiana driver’s licenses and state identification cards with a third, non-specified gender option for Hoosiers who identify as neither male nor female.

The non-binary licenses, first made available this month, use an “X” for the sex identifier, instead of the traditional “M” or “F.”

Susie Guyer, BMV executive director of marketing and communications, said the agency decided to offer a third gender option to follow the credential standards recommended by the American Academy of Motor Vehicle Administrators, which include an “X” gender identifier.