On Thursday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) signed a bill into law that adds an ambiguous third gender option for New Yorkers to select when applying for government-issued IDs, according to ABC News.
Under the law, residents of the state who are applying for such IDs as drivers’ licenses or birth certificates will be able to select either “Male,” “Female,” or “X” as their gender. The law comes after the state government was sued back in March by a group of so-called “nonbinary” citizens who felt discriminated against by the state reaffirming the biologically correct statement that there are only two genders. The law will take effect after 180 days.
Under the same law, New Yorkers no longer have to publish personal information in a newspaper when applying for a name change, something that the previous law required within 60 days of a name change. They also now have the ability to request that the state government seal their gender designation records from the public, and courts are no longer allowed to ask such individuals to notify federal immigration authorities of any change in their gender designation.
The new law was hailed by far-left activists who support the ongoing push to mainstream “transgenderism,” the false notion that there are more than two genders, and the belief that anyone can suddenly change their gender if they feel like it. The far-left New York Civil Liberties Union released a statement claiming that the new law would “bring an end to the government-sanctioned stigma, red tape, and discrimination that has accompanied New Yorkers seeking identity documents that reflect who they are for far too long.”