Virginia House of Delegates passes gender-neutral driver’s license bill (SB246)

The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed a bill that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to offer “nonbinary” as a sex option on driver’s license applications.

Senate Bill 246, introduced by state Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax County), previously passed the Virginia Senate in a 21-18 vote on Feb. 5. The House approved the bill 57-43.

The measure requires the DMV to offer “the option to mark ‘male,’ ‘female’ or ‘nonbinary’ when designating the applicant’s sex” on applications for driver’s licenses or state identification cards.