2021 Update on MA Gender Neutral ID Marker Bills
UPDATE 6/14/21: There will be a hearing regarding bill S.2282 before the MA Legislature Joint Committee on Transportation on June 24 at 2:00 pm! We need our community and cis-allies to provide testimony in support of this bill!
This bill will codify the right to change one’s gender or self-identify as nonbinary on driver’s licenses, birth certificates, and all state identification documents. It also directs the state to develop a plan to allow a nonbinary option on all state forms whenever a gender choice is required.
🢂 If you would like to offer oral testimony at the live hearing, please fill out this form.
The deadline to sign up to testify orally is Thursday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. Expect to be available between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm as our bill is among a long list of bills being heard that afternoon.
🢂 If you would like to provide written testimony, please use this template (please go to File > Make a Copy to edit and fill in your name and testimony). To submit your testimony you must first create an account for MyLegislature following these instructions. If you already have a MyLegislature account you can click here instead.
You do not need to attend the hearing to submit written testimony. Written testimony can be submitted after the hearing and any testimony submitted by Thursday, June 24 at 5:00 pm will be considered. Once you have completed your written testimony, please email your testimony to Kirsten.Centrella@mahouse.gov, with the subject line “Transportation Committee Testimony – Testimony in Favor of H.3521/S.2282.”
If you have any questions please reach out to TreAndreValentine@masstpc.org.
There are currently two bills up for consideration in the MA legislature, H.3521 in the House and S.2282 in the Senate “An Act Relative to Gender Identity on Massachusetts Identification”.
Regarding House bill H.3521, we need help to gather the support of representatives across the state! Please contact your state representative in the House and let them know that you support bill H.3521 and that you want them to indicate their support or even to sign on as a co-sponsor! You can find out who your state representatives are on the MA Legislature website.
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