J. Zappa is set to be the first Minnesotan to have his gender listed as non-binary on his drivers license.
Over the years Zappa has said that he has identified as both a man and a woman at different times. However, he now states "I guess you could say I'm a shade of grey in a world of black and white." Zappa who was born a man is currently transitioned into a female.
The new license will contain an X in the gender section. The Department of Public Safety's Driver and Vehicle Services Division stated that drivers will have 3 options on the new "Real ID". The choices will be Female, Male, and Non-Binary.
When asked about how this will effect his life Zappa stated:
"It was just frustrating because most recently I had an F on it and I would show it to someone, but they would say, ‘you are dressed like a man,’ or ‘you have a deep voice,’ or ‘we don't think this is accurate.’ They would say ‘this isn't your license."
Also stating that it's just a first step in the process.
"I think this is one more step in recognizing trans people to be who they are and that we're legitimate and that we're out here so it’s good."
Now, we must ask. Is this a road we want to go down? Do we want to start supporting this behavior? Can the already failed state licensing system handle this mess?
First off, no one is questioning Zappa's right to think he is whatever he is that day. He is an adult he can do what he pleases. As long as he doesn't cause harm to others, or push this behavior on children.
We just can't open this can of worms. It will morph into something that years down the road will be out of control. People will be changing their ages and even species if things continue down this path.
Start the twilight zone theme music... It's going to get even stranger around here.
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