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Americans can now select their sex marker in Social Security records

The Social Security Administration announced Wednesday Americans can now choose their sex marker in their Social Security records. It's intended to make the system more inclusive for transgender Americans.

Proof of identity is still required, but people no longer have to provide medical or legal records of sex designation.

The Social Security Administration will accept people's self-identified sex designation of either male or female even if it differs from the sex listed on other documents.

Those who update their sex in Social Security's records will have to apply for a replacement card. The agency is exploring updating its policy and systems to allow an "X" designation, but people can't currently include a non-binary or unspecified sex marker.

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Noelia Gonzalez

KVIA ABC-7 Good Morning El Paso Producer

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