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Washington State Department of Licensing

October 10, 2019 | Washington State Department of Licensing

Gender X | Non-binary gender marker for Washington driver licenses, instruction permits and ID cards

Starting November 12, 2019 WA State Residents will be able to self-attest (no need to get a healthcare provider's signature or consent) to update their gender marker to X on their Wasington State IDs!

Background: In November 2018 the Department of Licensing (DOL) received a rulemaking petition to allow for a nonbinary gender designation on driver licenses, instruction permits, and identification cards. In December 2018, DOL filed a proposal statement of inquiry with the Office of the Code Reviser to explore an “X” designation. In June 2019, DOL held listening sessions in Seattle and Spokane to gather community feedback. On July 2, 2019 DOL filed a CR-102 form with proposed rule language, and held public hearings in August in Olympia, Seattle, and Spokane. Washington will be the 17th state to offer a gender “X” designation on driver licenses and identification cards.

For the official statement explanatory statement from DOL, click here: https://www.dol.wa.gov/about/docs/driver-rules/308-104-x-ces.pdf

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State

Final_Gender Equity 8-07.pdf

Gender Equity in Athletics: A Guide for Families and Students

Published: Sunday, July 1, 2007

This guide is designed to help students, parents and guardians understand students’ rights concerning gender equity in athletics in Washington. This guide is not meant to provide legal advice. The primary focus of this guide is on K-12 public schools, colleges and universities. Diff erent rules may apply to tribal schools or private schools that receive no federal funding.


Document, Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

This brochure is designed to help transgender persons understand their legal rights in Washington State. It answers many common questions about practical legal issues encountered by transgender individuals.

Transgender Rights - Washington State

All people have a right to be who they are, and to live a life free from discrimination. Yet in housing, employment, and public places— including restrooms— in Washington, transgender and non-binary people are unfairly targeted, excluded, and harassed. Many LGBTQ+ organizations, including Yakima Pride, in Washington State work to ensure that transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming people have the same rights as everyone else. We’re fighting illegal discrimination wherever it exists, ensuring transgender people have access to the health care they need, helping to remove obstacles to obtaining legal name changes and gender marker changes on identification documents, and fighting for the rights of transgender parents.

For additional resources and information about transgender rights, please see: