It’s more woke madness from the Biden administration.
Reports indicate that President Joe Biden’s State Department, for the first time in our country’s history, handed out a passport that has “X” as the individual’s gender.
The Associated Press reports:
The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, marking a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female, and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year, the State Department said Wednesday.
Initially, the passport recipient’s identity was not revealed. But, now we know that the individual is 63-year-old Dana Zzyym of Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Associated Press provides the details of this individual’s background, writing:
Zzyym was born with ambiguous physical sexual characteristics but was raised as a boy and had several surgeries that failed to make Zzyym appear fully male, according to court filings. Zzyym served in the Navy as a male but later came to identify as intersex while working and studying at Colorado State University.
The outlet goes on to report that Zzyym has been using the judiciary to try to get the U.S. State Department to issue an intersex passport since 2015. Zzyym, however, was turned down until now.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price put out a celebratory tweet, writing:
@StateDept continues to take steps to demonstrate our commitment to promoting the freedom, dignity, and equality of all people – including LGBTQI+ U.S. citizens.
It’s just the start
Over the summer there were reports indicating that Biden’s State Department is heading in this direction.
Those reports indicated that, in addition to the “X” for intersex, the State Department is also looking to offer “non-binary” and “gender-nonconforming” as gender markers for those individuals who choose to identify as other than male or female.
In addition, the State Department is allowing people to choose between “male” or “female” without having to provide medical certification as proof.
When exactly these additional gender options will be offered remains unclear. The State Department says that it has to update its computer systems before these options can be made available.
But, the agency is hoping to make this happen by next year.