In new York in birth certificates appears gender “X”
Author: Alina Dykman
bill de Blasio new York
Natives of new York, do not identify with either male or female, will have the opportunity to change the gender on their birth certificates on “X”. The bill was adopted at a meeting of the city Council September 12, majority (41 for and 6 against).
Also parents will be able to specify in the certificate of gender “X” for infants, the child grew up, he decided.
All of this can be done without written permission from the physician, which were previously required.
“This is a historic day for new York as a global leader for equality, said city Council member Democrat Corey Johnson. — New Yorkers will no longer need records from the physician to change the gender on the birth certificate. It is important to show our constituents that we respect them for who they are.”
Similar laws already exist in California, Oregon and Montana.
Until 2014, in new York the floor in the certificate can be changed only in connection with the transferred medical operation. Since 2014 after receiving written permission of a physician.
In the case of the signing by the mayor (it is expected that bill De Blasio will do it) the law will come into force on 1 January 2019.
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