Canada considering gender-neutral ID cards

It comes after the province of Ontario introduced the option of a third gender indicator for driver's licenses

Canada considering gender-neutral ID cards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau | Image: via @JustinTrudeau on twitter

The Canadian government is exploring the use of gender-neutral options on identity cards, according to the prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Last week the province of Ontario announced that it would allow the option of a third gender indicator, X, for driver's licenses and health cards.

Countries including Australia, New Zealand and Nepal already allow the use of the X.

Speaking to a local television station, CP24, Trudeau said the Canadian Government was exploring the "best way" to implement the option.

He also said that last month's relaxation of Canadian blood-donation restrictions on men who have sex with other men was "not good enough," Reuters reports.

In Canada men who have sex with men can now donate after one year of abstinence, but the Prime Minister said the government was going to work towards easing it further.

Yesterday Justin Trudeau made history when he became the first Canadian prime minister to march in a gay pride parade in downtown Toronto.

He downplayed his appearance during the CP24 interview stating that it shouldn't be a big deal because he's been attending Pride parades for year.

"It shouldn't be a big thing that a prime minister's walking a Pride parade, and from now on it won't," he said.