NJ eases transgender license policy

ePGN.com – by Jen Colletta

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced late last month that it amended its policy toward gender changes on licenses to facilitate the process for transgender individuals, allowing them to change their gender markers before their sexual-reassignment surgery is complete.

Previously, individuals who received the surgery would have to either provide documentation of the medical procedure or present a birth certificate to reflect the changed gender before their licenses could be updated. The new policy, however, allows those intending to undergo the surgery to have their new gender reflected on their licenses without either document.