New Yorkers have the option of now selecting a third gender for their newborns. According to a new reform, people of the city can now register as gender non-conforming in which parents can choose X instead of male or female in their baby’s birth certificate.
The Democrat also said, “Transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers deserve the right to choose how they identify and to live with respect and dignity. This bold new policy advances the fight for equality and makes our City fairer for all people.”
Explaining the addition in the bill, The Health Department was quoted as saying, “People born in New York City can submit a notarized affidavit that attests the gender marker change is to affirm their gender identity. A sample affidavit is available online. Although sex assigned at birth is required on birth certificates, the Health Department recognizes that some people’s assigned sex may not be consistent with their gender identity. The Department already allows New Yorkers to amend the gender on their birth certificate without surgery or a name change.”