Rachel Notley approved “X” as gender option if you’re neither male or female on Alberta government documents or ID cards.
An interesting and controversial move by the NDP government even if there’s only 2 genders in the world.
“By introducing an ‘X’ marker on official documents, we are responding to concerns of the community and advancing equality for all Albertans, regardless of gender identity or expression,” Premier Rachel Notley said in a press release. “This is another step forward in making sure Alberta is a province that respects, protects and advances human rights.”
People aged 12 or older no longer need a letter from a medical professional to change the marker on their identification, although those aged 12-17 will need parent or guardian consent, the province said.