Applaud State for Including Third Gender Option on License Applications

Target: Matthew Garrett, Director of the Oregon Transportation Commission

Goal: Praise Oregon for allowing gender-neutral driver’s licenses.

Oregon is the first state in the country to allow residents to mark their genders as “not specified” when applying for driver’s licenses, permits, or state IDs. This will come as a great relief to residents who do not identify as either male or female, or in some cases identify as both.

The gender-neutral and non-binary sectors of the LGBT+ community have gone largely unnoticed, for better or for worse, due to the majority of political attention focused on transgender rights. While the fight for transgender rights is far from over and deserves every bit of attention possible, it is uplifting to know that the non-binary residents of at least one state have gained a privilege they deserve as well. Every member under the LGBT+ banner deserves to have their rights respected by the law, and allowing non-binary residents to identify as such on their licenses and IDs is a big step in the right direction.

The fight for LGBT+ rights in today’s political climate is long and exhausting, so every single victory counts. Sign this petition to thank the state of Oregon for allowing residents to mark their genders as “not specified” on their licenses and IDs.


Dear Director Garrett,

Thank you for granting your residents the right to mark their genders as “not specified” on their driver’s licenses, permits, and state IDs. With all of the political controversy surrounding the rights of non-cissexual citizens in this country, any decision that grants transsexuals or non-binary people their rights to identify as they wish is a great victory for the LGBT+ community. This is especially helpful for the non-binary and gender-neutral residents, who have gone largely unnoticed due to how transgender rights are under attack most of all.

We hope that other states will soon follow your lead and grant residents the same rights. Thank you for including a third gender option on applications for licenses, permits, and IDs. You have helped the LGBT+ community tremendously.


[Your Name Here]

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