N.J. to become fourth state with gender-neutral birth certificate option

By Tim Fitzsimons

New Jersey residents and those born in the Garden State will soon have the choice of selecting a gender-neutral option on their birth certificates.

The new law goes into effect Friday, and will include three birth certificate gender options: “female, male, or undesignated/nonbinary,” according to the law’s text.

The Babs Siperstein Law, as the legislation is called, is named after the lifelong N.J. resident and first transgender person to become a member of the Democratic National Committee, where she served until 2017.


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