Arkansas Gets Rid Of Gender-Neutral Driver’s License Policy – One America News Network

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OAN’s James Meyers
1:15 PM -Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Arkansas has announced that drivers in the state will no longer be allowed to use an “X” for their gender on driver’s licenses. 


The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said that the new law was made to “safeguard” state IDs. Additionally, the agency announced it will also make it more difficult for transgender people to change the gender listed on their ID. 

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-Ark.) praised the announcement and said the law is common sense human rights. 

“This policy is just common sense. Only women give birth, men shouldn’t play women’s sports, and there are only two genders,” she said in a statement. “As long as I’m Governor, Arkansas state government will not endorse nonsense.”

Last year, Sanders signed an executive order banning gender-neutral terms from state documents. 

“This proposed policy seeks to erase the existence of non-binary and intersex Arkansans by denying them identity documents that reflect their true selves, forcing them into categories that do not represent their identities,” the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas said in a statement.

Furthermore, the new rules will now require that the sex listed on an Arkansas drivers license or ID must match a person’s birth certificate, passport, or Homeland Security document. 

DFA Secretary Jim Hudson said in a statement that the previous regulation was not supported by The Natural State’s law and had not gone through the proper channels required by law. 

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