NYC creates 3rd gender option for birth certificates

New York’s Empire State Building lit up in the rainbow to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage in June 2015

New York City has added a third gender category of X to its birth certificates, making it the fifth jurisdiction to do so after California, Oregon, Washington state and New Jersey.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the provision into a law on Tuesday, NBC News reported, saying it gives New Yorkers the freedom to “tell the government who they are and not the other way around.”

“Imagine if you were told you were something that you did not consider yourself to [READ MORE HERE]

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