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Maine could come closer to offering a non-binary option on birth certificates after a public hearing scheduled to take place Monday.

A proposed rule states that Maine could “recognize non-binary for use on official records by permitting non-binary as a gender marker on a birth record.”

The state will continue to take comments on the proposal until March 20. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention would have to approve of the rule change, and it would also need the approval of Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew.

A notice about the hearing states that the rule change “promotes consistency in state identity documents and protects the privacy of individuals requesting new records that align with their gender identity.”

Non-binary people are people who have a gender identity that is not strictly male or female. At least a dozen states offer some form of third gender IDs or birth certificates.