NYC Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates Law To Take Effect
A new law in NYC that allows parent's a choice on what gender assignment they give children.
That's means parents can choose male, female or X which means unknown. Of course, this decision comes with a fair share controversy.
A law allowing the choice of “X″ takes effect Tuesday. The measure passed earlier this year.
It allows people to change their birth certificates to “X″ by attesting that it reflects their “true gender identity.” Parents also can choose “X″ for newborns.
New York City is joining California, Oregon, Washington state in allowing an undesignated gender option on birth certificates. A similar provision takes effect in New Jersey in February.
In 2014, New York City eliminated a policy that allowed birth certificate gender changes only if people underwent gender reassignment surgery.
What do you think of this new law?