The Gender Neutral Option

 

Parenting just got easier, thanks to big government. No longer do parents need to struggle with deciding their child’s gender. Progressive New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced a new law in New York City to make it easier to choose your own sex – or none at all!

For those New Yorkers who choose to be transgender or “non-binary” individuals, they can change their birth certificate to match their choice without needing a signed affidavit from a healthcare provider. De Blasio proudly proclaimed, “Transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers deserve the right to choose how they identify and to live with respect and dignity.” 

He went on to say in a tweet, “Our city respects your gender identity and the right to have it affirmed on your birth certificate.”If you were born in New York City, you can apply to have the gender marker on your birth certificate changed by submitting a notarized application stating that the revision is to reflect their “true gender identity and is not for any fraudulent purpose.”

As a medical doctor who has performed deliveries, I know it is the doctor’s responsibility to declare the sex of the new baby and to certify that sex and day of birth on a birth certificate. This new law essentially says the doctor who delivered you and certified your sex and day of birth was wrong. Does that mean you can also change the day of birth to suit your choice? What about the place of birth? If this is up for grabs, too, perhaps foreign nationals can select an American city of choice for their birth certificate so they can run for president? Where does this “choice” end?

The City of New York thinks differently. “You don’t need a doctor to tell you who you are and you shouldn’t need a doctor to change your birth certificate to reflect your true self,” said New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

The “X” option will not be available at the time of birth, according to Michael Lanza, spokesman for the New York City Health Department told CNN. However, it will be an option for those who want to alter their birth certificate later.

This new law is apparently in response to pressure on the city to relieve the legal red tape for transgender and non-binary individuals (those who can’t make up their minds.) The city began easing requirements for a gender marker change in 2015, eliminating the need for a healthcare provider’s signature. Prior to that time any change in the gender marker on the birth certificate required proof of sex-reassignment surgery.

New York City is not alone. The states of California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho all allow birth certificate changes without the signature of a medical authority. New Jersey will follow suit in February.

Progressives have now made it clear they support choosing your own gender, choosing an abortion or same sex marriage, even choosing to enter our country illegally. They simply won’t allow anyone to choose Christianity if it will have any influence on their behavior in the public marketplace.