Vainieri Huttle, Zwicker & Chiaravalloti Bill to Revise Requirements for Changing a Birth Certificate Due to Gender Reassignment Signed Into Law

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Andrew Zwicker and Nicholas Chiaravalloti to make it easier for an individual undergoing gender reassignment to obtain an amended birth certificate was signed into law Tuesday.

“This new law acknowledges that individuals do not necessarily undergo gender reassignment surgery when transitioning genders so it revises the process for obtaining an amended birth certificate to reflect the change in current practices,” said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen).  “Essentially we’re updating a standard state procedure to be more inclusive and reflective of our changing society.”

The law (formerly bill A-1718) would revise the requirements for obtaining an amended certificate of birth due to a change in gender. 

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