The Daily Mail – Parents in New Jersey will be able to register their child as gender-neutral starting Feb. 1. A new law gives parents the option of choosing a gender-neutral or non-binary identity on their child’s birth certificate, in addition to male and female.
The change makes it easier for non-binary and transgender people to change their birth certificates to affirm their gender identity later. Problems can occur when a child’s birth gender doesn’t match their gender identity.
Though New Jersey has laws that require schools to treat students by their preferred gender, they still face discrimination, bullying and harassment. Non-binary people don’t identify as male or female.