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New York City passes option for gender-neutral 'X' birth certificates

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NEW YORK (Circa) — A bill that passed in New York City on Tuesday will allow residents to have gender-neutral birth certificates, the Associated Press reported.

Under the bill, anyone who doesn't identify as male or female will be able to choose "X" for their gender, without obtaining an affidavit from a doctor, according to the report.

The option will also be available to parents who wish to keep their newborn's gender neutral.

The bill was signed into law by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and will go into effect at the start of the new year.

Laws allowing gender-neutral birth certificates have already gone into effect in California, Oregon, Washington state and New Jersey. In Washington, D.C., residents can opt for gender-neutral driver licenses.

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