Massachusetts now offers a nonbinary driver’s license option

Massachusetts residents can now choose a nonbinary gender designation on their driver’s licenses and ID cards.

On Tuesday, the gender designation of “X” — which signifies gender neutral — became part of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle’s technology system upgrade, the state Department of Transportation said.

The registry now recognizes three gender designation options: “male,” “female,” and “nonbinary,” transportation officials said.

These options are being made available for new credential issuance, renewals and amendments of licenses and IDs, the department said.