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Social Security to Offer Self-Attestation of Sex Marker in Social Security Number Records

March 31, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: March 31, 2022

Transgender man and African American partnerToday, Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the Social Security will offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. We anticipate this option will be available in the fall of 2022.

“The Social Security Administration is committed to reducing barriers and ensuring the fair treatment of the LGBTQ+ community by updating our procedures for Social Security number records,” said Acting Commissioner Kijakazi. “This policy change will allow people to self-select their sex in our records without needing to provide documentation of their sex designation.”

People who update their sex marker in Social Security’s records will need to apply for a replacement SSN card. They will still need to show a current document to prove their identity, but they will no longer need to provide medical or legal documentation of their sex designation once the policy change becomes effective. SSN cards do not include sex markers.

In February 2022, we issued guidance instructing employees to accept evidence documents that contain non-binary identifiers (e.g., “X”) for original SSN and replacement SSN card applications, and other updates to our internal SSN records. We are exploring possible future policy and systems updates to support an “X” sex designation for the SSN card application process.

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Darlynda Bogle, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Elenna p.

    So now the majority sane Normal Americans are the minority..just like that science, biology is decided by a select few w/id issues! Invest in MENTAL HEALTH instead of ideology of a few. FACT: female, male, boy, girl is still science,biology. They r still one or the other. X is insanity.
    America going backwards catering instead of getting 2 Root cause of confused people & trying 2 brainwash kids..Just STOP STOP!! How r cops going 2 id a criminal on the run? It’s still a male or female. X will just create More problems! Do not fix what is not broke!

    • Peoplearechildishin2022

      So how people live their lives the way that makes them happy and proud of who they can truly be is a issue for you for what reason does it interfere with you daily life NO does they being human beings living how they want interfering with your daily life or way of HOW YOU LIVE THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY NO SO HOW BOUT YOU STOP JUDGING OTHERs for how they chose to live THEIR lives and step off your high horse perfect arse pedastool you judge mental jerk

      • joe

        Sadly there many “mental jerks” (politely said) outthere. : [

  2. Sl

    Why are we letting a tiny swath of persons dictate what we know is NOT biology?!

  3. Ofelia D.

    Perhaps for “distinction purposes only” – No religious belief involved.

  4. John L.

    WTH if it has a Y, then it’s a Guy! If you believe that you can chose to be whatever. Then I chose to be the Queen of England and I demand tribute.

    • E M.


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  6. For G.

    Amen God created male and female. Sometimes ppl are born w/o a finger, arm,leg, etc. but that doesn’t change who God made them. I do not agree with a person is X. You will always be who God created you.

  7. Deb D.

    This is crazy. What is this country becoming!

  8. Robert C.

    This is quite mad. One is either male or female. One does not have a choice which one.

    • Jbiondo

      So true

    • E M.

      True that!

  9. lynda k.

    I believe that your statement should read “employers” v. “employees” in the first sentence in paragraph 4.

  10. Kat S.

    This is absurd. Truth is truth. And this nonsense does not change the truth of God creating male and female. I am broken-hearted that this government agency would yield to this perversion. Lord come quickly. Kat S.

    • Jbiondo


    • E M.

      Amen. If society keeps declining like this it might be sooner than we expect.

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