Male, female or non? Bill 873 would add to gender options on Nebraska driver’s licenses, state IDs

Nebraskans would have a third gender option on their driver’s licenses and state identification cards under a bill introduced Thursday in the Legislature.

Legislative Bill 873 would allow residents to choose “non,” as in nonbinary, instead of male or female when applying for a license or ID card.

State Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha, Nebraska’s first openly bisexual lawmaker, said she introduced the measure after hearing from a number of people who want to have their identification accurately reflect their gender. She wouldn’t predict how the bill would fare in the Legislature.