State considers adding 'gender x' as option on birth certificates

SEATTLE — A change could be coming to birth certificates in the state of Washington.

Next year, a third option may be available beyond just ‘male’ or ‘female.’ The third option would be gender ‘X’.

It doesn’t come without controversy.

But as Jon Humbert found out at a state Department of Health’s hearing on the proposal Tuesday, it’s about more than just about a name — lives could be at stake.

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State considers adding 'gender x' as an option on birth certificates
Next year birth certificates in the state of Washington could have a third option available for gender.
Next year birth certificates in the state of Washington could have a third option available for gender.
Next year birth certificates in the state of Washington could have a third option available for gender.
Next year birth certificates in the state of Washington could have a third option available for gender.
Next year birth certificates in the state of Washington could have a third option available for gender.
Next year birth certificates in the state of Washington could have a third option available for gender.
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