(KING) The Washington State Department of Health is asking for public commentary on a proposal that would add a gender-neutral option for sex designation on birth certificates.
The proposed rule includes changes to the requirements for individuals to request a change to the sex designation on their birth certificate.
It also removes the requirement for medical verification for adults making a request, which would expand the number of providers who can verify the gender change for minors.
USA Today reports Oregon began offering the gender-neutral “X” option earlier this year, as did the District of Columbia. California will begin to do the same in the coming year.
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