There’s a 3rd Gender Option On Your Birth Certificate in New York City Now
The mayor of New York City has signed the approval to have a third gender option on birth certificates in NYC. It will now say, Male, Female and 'X', for those that identify as gender neutral.
Residents can now submit their own affidavit requesting a change in gender identity.
“New Yorkers should be free to tell their government who they are, not the other way around,” de Blasio said. “This new legislation will empower all New Yorkers – especially our transgender and gender non-binary residents – to have birth certificates that better reflect their identity, and it furthers the City’s commitment to defending the rights of our LGBTQ community", according to CBS.
Citizens can now apply for a change on their birth certificate.