Male Or Female, Something Else? New Drivers License Rule Put On Hold

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s attorney general has stalled a rule proposed by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles that would allow people to change their gender on driver’s licenses and IDs.

The rule says either a birth certificate or a special Indiana State Department of Health form is needed to change gender on licenses and IDs.

It’s been moving through the administrative rule making process and was set to become effective in October.

However, BMV spokeswoman Susan Guyer told the Journal Gazette that Attorney General Curtis Hill didn’t sign off on the rule because the public wasn’t sufficiently informed of the plan.

The rule hasn’t been completely rejected yet, but will remain on hold while they consider changes.