In a breakthrough that has a lot of very special people singing with joy from the mountaintops, the state of Colorado has taken a step into the future by doing away that that silly idea that there are only two genders despite biology as well as millennia of human history.
The creeping plague of political correctness that has morphed into forced diversity in many liberal-controlled territories has carved out a nice bit of territory in the mountain west which over the last two decades has become an unofficial colony of California.
The nexus of radical progressivism that is centered in Denver has now become the latest state to allow confused people to select gender X on their state identification cards. With the new rule becoming finalized last week, Colorado joins other moonbat colonies in California, Oregon, Minnesota, Maine and Washington D.C in bestowing preferential treatment upon a minuscule but powerful and even noisier demographic.
— FOX31 Denver KDVR (@KDVR) November 8, 2018
Via Denver Fox affiliate KDVR-31, “Colorado to begin offering gender X on driver’s licenses, ID cards”:
Residents in Colorado who do not identify as male or female will be allowed to choose the letter X to represent their gender on driver’s licenses and identification cards beginning later this month.
The Colorado Department of Revenue said Thursday the policy was created after judges ruled twice in favor of people who tried to change their sex on government identification.
Starting Nov. 30, those getting a driver’s license or ID card will be able to choose among M (male), F (female) and X (nonbinary) as determined by them and a licensed medical or behavioral health care provider.
Those wanting to make the chance must fill out and present a form that is signed by their medical or behavior professional. The choice will then appear as the sex identifier on driver’s license or ID card.
The Colorado Department of Revenue has been working for Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Joint ID Task Force for more than a year to address barriers to obtaining driver’s licenses and ID cards.
“It is important Coloradans have a correct sex identifier on their driver licenses and identification cards that reflects their true lived experience,” Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Michael Hartman said in a statement.
“This policy is better for all of Colorado….”
“It’s a way of being recognized more as my authentic self” Maloney says. This is an important step forward for our non-binary and trans community members. https://t.co/5bmXMAIZvM
— Out Boulder County (@OutBoulder) November 15, 2018
More from Boulder Weekly:
Advocates hope the new gender identifier will help track transgender and non-binary individuals, generating the type of population data that could benefit the LGBTQ community. According to a study out of UCLA, about 1.4 million people in the country and an estimated 20,000 adults in Colorado identify as transgender, which includes both people who identify as a different gender than the one assigned at birth as well as non-binary and gender non-conforming folks. Because the LGBTQ population has never before been tracked in any meaningful way — sexual orientation, once again, will not be part of the 2020 census, regardless of requests to do so from four Obama-era federal agencies, including the Justice Department — reliable national data still isn’t available.
Roughly half of folks who utilize Out Boulder County’s services are transgender or non-binary, says Duffy, but firm statistics are difficult to track. The organization is currently analyzing data from an LGBTQ assessment survey it completed in October, and Executive Director Mardi Moore is hoping to know more about population sizes in Boulder County relatively soon.
“Being counted is important for all kinds of reasons,” Moore says. “Not only does it hurt not to be counted in the census and to have your identity and orientation wiped out, but what hurts in a community way is that resources don’t follow. Boulder County provides funding to us, and some other government agencies, and the more people we know of who are in need of programs and services the better chance we have of securing additional funding for programming.”
Now bake that fucking cake!