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S 478 - Authorizes Birth Certificate Gender Changes - New Jersey Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (30-2) -

Title: Authorizes Birth Certificate Gender Changes

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (57-13) -

Title: Authorizes Birth Certificate Gender Changes

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Birth Certificate Gender Changes

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes an individual to request a gender change on their birth certificate without having to get a doctor's certificate verifying that the individual has had a surgical gender change.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes an individual to request a change to the gender on their birth certificate by submitting an application form to the state registrar (Sec. 1).  

  • Repeals the requirement for a medical certificate from an individual's physician indicating that the individual's gender has been changed through a surgical procedure (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a parent or guardian to submit the application on a minor’s behalf (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the 3 gender options are female, male, and undesignated/non-binary, and the fee for issuing an amended birth certificate is $6 (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Birth Certificate Gender Changes

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