Third Gender Option Could Possibly Be Added to MI Driver’s License
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is currently exploring the option of adding a third gender option to Michigan driver's licenses.
According to Equality Michigan Executive Director, Erin Knott, fourteen other states in the U.S. have gender-neutral identification cards. Those ID's have the option for "M," "F," and "X." Michigan, however, has not decided on what to call the third option if it is made available.
The other states that have gender-neutral licenses include Indiana, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and Washington D.C. Two other states are considering the change as well, Hawaii and Illinois.
Another change coming to the Michigan driver's license is a gold star. Starting on October 1, 2020, you will have to have a "REAL ID" to make it through TSA checkpoints if you plan to fly. There will be no extra cost to apply when renewing your driver's license or ID, but if you apply outside of your normal renewal time, a duplicate card fee will be charged. You can get all the details on that, here.