The U.S. State Department on Wednesday said it had issued the first American passport with an “X” gender marker for non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming persons applying for a U.S. passport or CRBA.
As the Secretary announced in June, the Department was moving towards adding an X gender marker for non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming persons applying for a U.S. passport or CRBA.
“We look forward to offering this option to all routine passport applicants once we complete the required system and form updates in early 2022,” said said spokesman Ned Price.
The Department said it also continues to work closely with other U.S. government agencies to ensure as smooth a travel experience as possible for all passport holders, regardless of their gender identity.
“I want to reiterate, on the occasion of this passport issuance, the Department of State’s commitment to promoting the freedom, dignity, and equality of all people – including LGBTQI+ persons,” Price said.