There will be an X gender marker in New Jersey

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From February 1, parents in the northeastern state are able to choose from three options: male, female or undesignated/non-binary, according to local station News 12 New Jersey. The law to make it possible was signed in July. This law also has a point stating that trans people are able to change their legal gender without gender confirmation surgery. New Jersey is set to join other states which have already added a non-binary option to official documents, namely California, Maine, Washington, Oregon and Arkansas. New York City and Washington DC also offer a gender neutral option on birth certificates. This decision was praised by the local trans and non-binary campaigners. Speaking to US talk show Today, Garden State Equality policy director Aaron Potenza said: “You often use a birth certificate to enrol in school. Until you have a license that is your ID. For people under 16, they often have to show their birth certificate, and they are coming up against issues.”

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