The Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, but New York Governor Kathy Hochul made an important announcement on Friday, regarding a new feature for New York State licenses.

While this change has been talked about for a while, it became official on Friday.

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Hochul announced on her official Twitter handle that there's an expected change in gender status on driver's license in New York.

Hochul says New York residents can now choose gender "X" on their sex marker when getting their driver's license.

Gov. Hochul says that the change is a historic moment in New York's fight to be more inclusive and just.

WGRZ reports that the change will go into effect on Friday, June 24th and will also be an option on both learner permit's and non-driver's ID cards.

Hochul also said this week on her social media handle that she will fight to raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21 in the State of New York; this after the mass shooting tragedies that have taken place this month in both Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX.

Hochul says that she will work with the legislature to change the law and raise the age from 18 to 21 in the State of New York.

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