NORTH CAROLINA -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation has changed the process to update a person's gender marker on their driver's license.

NCDOT released a Sex Designation Form for those who are looking to make the change. The form replaces the former requirement for a surgeon's letter and can be authorized by a broader range of providers.

Currently, 21 other states use this procedure recommended by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina are applauding the new procedure.

“Driver’s licenses are basic forms of identification that many people use to participate in public life, and this policy update will help transgender North Carolinians do just that,” said Sarah Gillooly, Director of Political Strategy & Advocacy for the ACLU of North Carolina.