ACLU Comment on Issuance of First Passport with an ‘X’ Designation

October 27, 2021 11:45 am

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WASHINGTON — Arli Christian, campaign strategist with the American Civil Liberties Union, issued the following comment in response to the State Department’s announcement that the first passport with an “X” gender marker has been issued:

“Today is a milestone for the United States as the State Department issues the first passport with an ‘X’ designation, and we are so glad that soon all transgender, intersex, and non-binary people will be able to access an accurate marker on their passport. The ACLU will continue to work with Biden administration so that accurate gender markers are available on IDs and records across the federal government.”

In January, the American Civil Liberties Union launched a six-figure campaign — its largest ever targeting the federal government on LGBTQ rights — to urge the Biden administration to issue an executive order on accurate federal IDs across all federal agencies. Nearly 100,000 Americans contacted the White House in support of the executive order, which is also supported by a coalition of over 80 advocacy organizations and several congressional offices.

Commentary from Shige Sakurai: I’m Nonbinary. My Passport Should Show That.

Recording of Oct. 5 ACLU press conference on IDs for trans and non-binary people:

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