Christie Vetoes Pro-LGBT Bill Allowing for Easier Birth Certificate Changes

Politicians are worse than women about changing their mind frequently and without thought. Of course after what has recently brought Governor Christie to the spotlight over the last few days, I have lost what little respect I had for the man. He’s either REALLY stupid, or a typical lying politician.

In what some LGBT advocates are calling a “vindictive move,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation Monday that would allow for easier changes to gender markers on state birth certificates.

The legislation would have allowed transgender people to amend the gender marker on their birth certificate to be in accord with their gender identity and to match other vital documents, such as driver’s licenses and passports without having to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

“[Christie’s] veto of this legislation was a vindictive move to punish the LGBT community after a year of tremendous progress,” said Troy Stevenson, executive director of Garden State Equality, an LGBT rights group. “This was a simple bureaucratic change, which would have offered tremendous support to the transgender community, and have zero effect on anyone else.”

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