Hacksaw ,

Awesome progress. Next we should remove gender from IDs entirely. Since all genders are supposed to be treated equally in the eyes of the law, having gender on ID has always been a bad call. Name and physical attributes can help identify a person but gender isn't something you can always see from the outside.

Rentlar ,
cyborganism ,

Québec making progress!

autotldr Bot ,

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In a surprise decision, the province has approved the use of gender markers that reflect the identity of trans and non-binary people on provincial driver's licences and health insurance cards.

The François Legault government had vowed not to make any decisions regarding the X marker until its new gender identity committee submitted its final report in winter 2025.

"In light of the consensus reached … the Quebec government agrees that the X marker can now be added to health insurance cards and driver's licences, as is already the case for birth certificates and other [civil status] documents issued," Roy wrote in a statement.

Since 2022, trans and non-binary people in Quebec have been able to legally obtain the letter X rather than M or F on their civil status documents such as birth or marriage certificates, but not health-care cards or driver's licences.

In an interview with Radio-Canada, Diane Lavallée, head of the government's gender identity committee, confirmed that a consensus was quickly reached on the question of the X marker after various meetings with concerned organizations.

Despite the green light from the government, Lavallée said there are still some internal issues to be resolved at the province's health insurance board, the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ), regarding the X marker, as she says a patient's biological sex remains an important piece of data.


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