Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday that individuals will be able to choose the gender for their passports, with a non-binary third option coming soon.
In another rejection of biological reality, the choice by individuals to “self-select” whether they identify as male or female “will no longer require medical certification," Blinken said in a statement on the U.S. Department of State website.
“Today, I am pleased to announce that the Department will be taking further steps toward ensuring the fair treatment of LGBTQI+ U.S. citizens, regardless of their gender or sex,” Blinken said.
In an attempt to cater to the LGBTQ movement, the State Department is also looking to add a third gender identity option for “non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming” persons.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rushed to praise Blinken’s progressive move, according to Fox News.
“Despite a hateful wave of anti-trans legislation this year, trans, non-binary, and intersex people know who we are and we need recognition of who we are — not permission,” ACLU campaign strategist Arli Christian said in a statement. “Today’s action demonstrates an important first step in realizing a whole-of-government policy for accurate IDs.”
This move has continued the Biden State Department’s track record of pushing hard for the LGBTQ cause.
In April, Blinken authorized the flying of the pride flag on the same pole as the American flag across the globe at U.S. consulates and embassies.
Additionally, he announced last week that the progress flag — a flag to highlight intersectionality with a chevron and black, brown, light blue, pink, and white stripes — will be flown by the State Department.
H/T: Daily Caller