Beginning in April, citizens of the United States will be able to select “X” as their gender on their passports, rather than male or female.
This is following the Biden administration’s push earlier this year to assimilate gender ideology into travel paperwork for international destinations.
During her announcement regarding the launch of the “X” amendment, Jessica Stern, the United States’ special diplomatic ambassador for LGBTQ rights, remarked that individuals “may not necessarily fall into a male or female category across the world.”
Americans will be allowed to choose an X for gender on their passport applications beginning on April 11, the U.S. State Department said as the Biden administration marked ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ https://t.co/8aG8euU8AW
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According to her, “the inclusion of a third gender marker moves the United States forward in its efforts to ensure our administrative processes accommodate the variety of gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics among United States residents.”
“The genuine identity of the passport bearer will be recognized,” Stern stated in support of the plan.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken initially announced the idea of making passports “gender-neutral” in June 2021, and it has been in the works ever since.
The State Department would add another “gender marker,” and people would be able to select whether they were identified as male or female, notwithstanding medical proof, according to him at the time.
“Effective immediately, we will be revising our procedures to enable applicants to self-select their sexual identity as either an “M” or an “F.”
“We will no longer require medical certification if an applicant’s self-selected sexual identity does not match the gender on their other citizen status or identification documents,” Blinken said.
Changes and ‘Modifications’
Changes will also be made to the Transportation Security Administration’s policies to bring their protocols into line with those introduced with the “X” passport.
In addition, according to Axios, the “existing, gender-based approach” for pat-downs and other screening will be changed.
There will be no “gender considerations when confirming a traveler’s ID at airport security checkpoints.”
NEW: U.S. citizens will be able select "X" as their gender on their U.S. passport applications from April 11, the White House announced as part of a rollout of new policies to coincide with Transgender Day of Visibility. https://t.co/Y0krmqhvwv
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It is timely that the Biden administration is integrating transgender ideology into foreign travel when Biden is commemorating “Transgender Day of Visibility” on Thursday, which featured a special focus on transgender youngsters.
During a press conference, President Biden promised his administration would provide “help and services for transgender children and their families.”
This included advocating “gender-affirming treatment” for children’s “mental health,” as well as supporting “gender-affirming care” for adults.
Furthermore, he stated he directed the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health to establish a document that would emphasize the necessity of “gender-affirming care.”
For children and teenagers, so-called gender-affirming treatment may involve medications such as puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgical procedures.
According to the administration, the “surgeries,” which include “creating a male-typical chest form” on females as well as “surgery” on male and female reproductive systems and genitalia, will be employed on a “case-by-case basis” in adolescence and will be “case-specific.”
In addition, the White House called out states that have passed laws that ban transgender surgery and hormone blockers for children, according to the statement.