AG Curtis Hill issues opinion on gender designation


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Ind. (WEHT) — Attorney General Curtis Hill issued an advisory opinion Monday in response to a rule proposed last year by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

The rule would have allowed drivers to get driver’s licenses with a non-binary gender designation rather than be identified as either male or female. The BMV ultimately withdrew the rule after consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, who stalled it in September.

In his opinion, Hill states that under current law, state agencies have no rule-making authority to establish new gender designations in addition to male and female, and those designations would require new legislation by the Indiana General Assembly.

You can read Hill’s entire opinion below.

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(This story was originally published on March 9, 2020)

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