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Washington allows third 'X' option on birth certificates

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington residents who want to change the sex designation on their birth certificates will soon have a third "X'' option.The state Department of Health said Thursday that people can choose the non-binary designation "X'' rather than male or female starting Jan. 27.The agency says the rule provides an option for those who do not exclusive identify as male or female.

State considers third gender option on birth certificates

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington health officials took public comment on a proposal to allow a third gender option on birth certificates in the state.KING-TV reports officials heard from supporters and critics during the Tuesday hearing on the proposal that could go into effect by February if approved.State officials are considering adding the non-binary option gender X to certificates. Currently the state only allows male or female on the documents.