Quebec approves X gender marker on health cards and driver’s licenses

In a surprising move, the province will move forward with approving the new gender markers right away

Non-binary people in Quebec can finally get an X gender marker on their health cards and driver’s licenses.  

The decision came as a surprise to many Quebeckers. That’s because just three months ago the provincial government insisted it wouldn’t make any decisions about X gender markers until 2025. 

In December, the Quebec government formed a committee of experts and tasked them with studying issues related to gender identity in the province. They said at the time that they wanted to give the committee  a chance to submit its final results, before committing to a province-wide policy on X marker. 

But a member of the group, nurse Dianne Lavallé told Radio-Canada this week that, after meeting with several organizations, the group came to the consensus that X gender markers should be allowed. 

Xtra senior editor Ziya Jones breaks it down.

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