Mississippi backtracks on gender policy for driver’s license
Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 4:28 PM CDT
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is rescinding a policy that would have simplified the process of changing the gender listing on a driver’s license.
The Sun Herald reports Thursday the Department of Public Safety reversed course after only a few days.
The Driver Service Bureau director issued a memo last week saying people could change their gender designation on a license or state identification by filling out a form and having it signed by a health care provider or social service provider.
That would have erased the requirement for an amended birth certificate.
A department spokesperson says Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell did not authorize the memo.