The issue emerged through a lawsuit filed by a Colorado resident who was denied a passport for refusing to check “male” or “female” on the application. A judge is set to hear arguments Wednesday.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Crashes Onshore; Driving Rains, Gusty Winds, Flash Flood Fears
Lambda Legal sued last year on behalf of Dana Zzyym of Fort Collins, who was born with ambiguous sex characteristics. The lawsuit claims that requiring people to check a box marked either “M”’ or “F” is discriminatory and asks people like Zzyym to lie.READ MORE: Stockton Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Shooting of Drug Dealer
Countries including Australia, New Zealand and Nepal allow people to have their gender marked as “X” or “other” on passports.MORE NEWS: Atmospheric River: Defiant Santa Cruz Mountain Residents Say They Will Ride Out The Storm
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