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Transgender Issues and Resources: Rights and Law

Select resources on Transgender and LGBTQ+ Issues available at Rutgers University Libraries. Some of the resources are licensed only for Rutgers affiliates and on-campus use.

Babs Siperstein Law NJ

The Babs Siperstein Law (P.L. 2018, Chapter 58, S478-2R) allows individuals to change their gender identity on their birth certificate without "proof of surgery" in the state of New Jersey. It has been in effect since February 1, 2018. New Jersey is the fourth state in the nation to add the gender neutral option "X" on birth certificates, along with California, Oregon, Washington, and New York City. More information on the law is available here

Barbra (Babs) Casper Siperstein (1942-2019) was a New Jersey transgender activist. Sipperstein is one the the inaugural fifty American "pioneers, trailblazers, and heroes"on the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor with the Stonewall National Monument in New York's Stonewall Inn

Rights and Law

Legal Issues outside United States

Marriage Equality & Same-Sex Marriage and Children

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