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    The U.S. Permitted its first Ever Passport with an ‘X’ Gender Mark

    The United States joins Canada and some other countries that allow citizens to designate a gender on their passport. On Wednesday, according to CBC News the State Department said “This is a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don’t identify as male or female,… and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year,”

    Jessica Stern, the U.S. special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights considers this move historic and celebratory. Stern explained “When a person obtains identity documents that reflect their true identity, they will live with greater dignity and respect,” The department did not say who the passport was issued to, but an official declined to say whether it was for Dana Zzyym.

    Zzyym has been in a legal battle with the State Department since 2015. Zzyym was denied a passport after not checking male or female on an application. According to court documents, above the boxes marked “M” and “F”, Zzyym wrote “intersex”. Zzyym also requested that there should be an “X” gender mark in a separate letter.

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