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Washington, DC, issues nation's first gender-neutral driver's licenses

Nick Segura got to the DMV at 4:45 in the morning in order to be the first person in the U.S. to get a gender-neutral ID. (Source: CNN) Nick Segura got to the DMV at 4:45 in the morning in order to be the first person in the U.S. to get a gender-neutral ID. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - In the District of Columbia, drivers now have a third option for their driver's licenses: male, female, or "X."

People began lining up hours before the department of motor vehicles offices opened. They wanted to be the first in line to get a gender-neutral X on their identification or driver's licenses.

Nick Sakura has been waiting 14 years for this moment. Sakura was in line at 4:45 a.m.

"I wanted to be the first person in the U.S. to apply for that non-binary, gender neutral driver's license," Sakura said."For me it's important to have an ID that validates my existence to where I know that the government recognizes that I am a person and that I want to have an ID that isn't false."

Since February, transgender rights groups and healthcare workers began working with the DMV and the mayor's office to make this day a reality."

By 8:15 a.m. Sakura had the first driver's license with an X on it. 

Washington, DC, is the first in the nation to start offering the gender-neutral ID, but Oregon will start issuing them in July, and California and New York are looking at their own legislation.

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