The sex field on driver’s licences and SGI-issued photo identification can now be left blank as SGI, effective Tuesday February 22nd has introduced this option. This is in addition to the indicators available of “M” “F” or “X” (Unspecified).
The move comes as part of SGI’s commitment to inclusiveness, says the crown corporation.
Penny McCune, Chief Operating Officer sees the importance of having this option.
“We have customers who wish to refrain from identifying with any sex on their identification. This change gives them flexibility in how they are identified on SGI documents.”
SGI says this option will be available for all customers upon request. No documentation will be needed to remove the sex designation and there will be no charge for making this change to a driver’s licence or photo identification card.
They add that customers simply need to visit a motor licence registry and submit their request.