Non-binary gender option coming to Illinois I.D.s in five years

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In five years, drivers in Illinois will have another option to select on their state I.D. other than male or female.

The third option will be called non-binary.

It will require a major overhaul with the way I.D.s are issued, including changing the way they are numbered.

“When we rebid our driver’s license contract, which will take place in 2023-2024, that will be a part of the bid, a part of the requirement and therefore it will take effect then, said Henry Haupt, a spokesman for the Secretary of States Office.

Some critics want genders taken off of licenses altogether.

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