New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender ...

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

There are 5 comments on the Advocate story from Dec 21, 2013, titled New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill. In it, Advocate reports that:

Earlier this week, The Advocate reported on the status of a bill intended to make the often-difficult and cost-prohibitive process of updating identification documents easier for transgender individuals in New Jersey.

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Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#1 Dec 21, 2013
Let's hope that Christie does! Next! How about a name change process similiar the a woman's when she gets married. There, Mary Smith became Mary Jones by saying "I do". Only we want Mark Smith to become Mary Smith by having SRS.(Sex Reassignment Surgery)
Regards, Terri

Since: Dec 09

Masontown, PA 15461

#2 Jan 6, 2014
Yeah that's a good suggestion, but I think people that are transsexual that don't have SRS because they can't afford it or for some other personal reason should still be able to get the name change. How do you feel about that?

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#3 Jan 6, 2014
I don't care what the thresh hold is, SRS, or a simple declaration of intent. This all it takes to change the M to an F on your DL. And let a "Rider" go through the system indicating the change, so the change can not be used for evasive purposes. Another thing, Only the first name change, not the surname. Why Not? 100% traceable! No evasion! Let's get it done!
Regards, Terri
LoriTG wrote:
Yeah that's a good suggestion, but I think people that are transsexual that don't have SRS because they can't afford it or for some other personal reason should still be able to get the name change. How do you feel about that?

Since: Dec 09

Masontown, PA 15461

#4 Nov 15, 2014
TerryE wrote:
I don't care what the thresh hold is, SRS, or a simple declaration of intent. This all it takes to change the M to an F on your DL. And let a "Rider" go through the system indicating the change, so the change can not be used for evasive purposes. Another thing, Only the first name change, not the surname. Why Not? 100% traceable! No evasion! Let's get it done!
Regards, Terri
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Hi Terry...For some reason I am only now getting an email letting me know someone replied. I know this is old but will comment anyway. I haven't legally changed my name yet. I will be doing that next year because I have a lawsuit going on right now and it would be too much to change all the legal documents right now. Anyway, Even without the name change, in my state of Pennsylvania, I can get "Female" put on my driver's license as long as I have a licenced psychologist to sign a form. I elected not to do that because I thought it would look stupid with a "female" on my license with a male name especially since it says, "Jr." at the end of my name. Once I change my name legally I will change the gender on my license and my name at the same time. I will also change the gender marker with the social security office which any transsexual in any state can now do. Are you going to change your last name or have you? I didn't understand when you said 100% traceable?

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#5 Nov 16, 2014
I considered the "Look Stupid" aspect (Male name, Female marker) and said "screw it" and I have a "F" marker anyway. Now, I'm hoping for a cheap and easy way name change.
When a woman get married, her surname gets changed. That makes it infinitely harder to trace. When we trace someone, it's done by surname, not given name. If you've ever done any geneology, you'll know what I mean. So much of our lives are on hard drives to day, it is a simple thing to place either a change of gender or a simple name change marker on say the State Police or the Treasury Dept (IRS) computer.
Regards, Terri
LoriTG wrote:
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Hi Terry...For some reason I am only now getting an email letting me know someone replied. I know this is old but will comment anyway. I haven't legally changed my name yet. I will be doing that next year because I have a lawsuit going on right now and it would be too much to change all the legal documents right now. Anyway, Even without the name change, in my state of Pennsylvania, I can get "Female" put on my driver's license as long as I have a licenced psychologist to sign a form. I elected not to do that because I thought it would look stupid with a "female" on my license with a male name especially since it says, "Jr." at the end of my name. Once I change my name legally I will change the gender on my license and my name at the same time. I will also change the gender marker with the social security office which any transsexual in any state can now do. Are you going to change your last name or have you? I didn't understand when you said 100% traceable?

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