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Facebook now offers 50 custom gender options




File photo: Facebook's homepage.
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For many, checking the box next to male or female is an easy choice, but for others it's a painful question and neither option is really accurate.

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For those who prefer terms like Gender Variant, Pangender, or Two Spirit, there's some good news. At least online. Yesterday, Facebook expanded its list of gender options to about 50 different descriptors.

For more on this, we turn to Mark Snyder, Communications Manager for the Transgender Law Center.