In a move by the leftists and liberals—saying “I can identify as whatever I want because this is a free country”—and their over-inclusive supporters, men and women born in New York City who don’t identify as a male or female will soon have the option of changing their birth certificates to “X”.
The legislation was passed Wednesday by the New York City Council.
The bill adopted by a 41-6 vote will also allow parents to choose the “X” designation for their newborns, and it will permit adults to change their already-established gender on their birth certificates without an affidavit from a doctor or mental health professional.
“Today is a historic day for New York in its role as a worldwide champion for inclusivity and equality,” said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, a Democrat. “New Yorkers will no longer need a doctor’s note to change their gender on their birth certificates, and will no longer be treated as if their identity was a medical issue,” he continued.
Johnson further said it’s important “to show our constituents that we see them, we have their backs and we respect them for who they are,” though the issue is one should be evaluated for identifying as something they’re not instead of handing them a participation trophy and “hugs and kisses”.
Some states including California, Oregon and Montana allow individuals to change the gender on their birth certificates without a note from a doctor, but it is unclear how many jurisdictions allow parents to select a “non-binary option” for their newborns. The option could be used by parents of intersex children (an actual, acceptable instance) or by parents who want their child to be able to choose a gender at a later date, other than what was already established from the beginning.
Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the bill, which will go into effect on January 1, 2019.