Published: January 3, 2019  Updated: April 1, 2020 at 7:30 am EST

New York City will now offer option X when designating gender on a birth certificate.

An individual can now legally change their birth certificates to the new gender if they can atest that gender X is their “true gender identity.”

In addition to persons changing their respective gender label later on in life the new law allows for parents to set a newborn’s gender identity to X as well.

New York is not alone when it comes to the newly enacted option; rather, California, Oregon, and Washington have all passed similar laws in recent years.

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