By: CBS New York
January 3, 2019
NEW YORK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — With the new year, New York City residents now have a new option for denoting gender on their birth certificates.
The law allows the choice of “X.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio supported the plan, which allows people, including transgender residents, to change their birth certificates to “X” by attesting that it reflects their true gender identity.
Parents also can choose “X” for newborns.
A similar provision takes effect in New Jersey in February.