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WHAT’S YOUR GENDER?: A TRANSGENDER’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO CHANGE THEIR GENDER MARKER ON THEIR BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Nicole Bauta* Recently, the state of New York passed legislation allowing transgender people the ability to modify their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity without an affidavit from a healthcare provider.[1] The state of New Jersey has gone further by allowing parents to choose between three gender options at their child’s birth: female, male, […]

Israel Anti-Boycott Act: A Threat To One Movement Is A Threat To All Movements

“[Speech] concerning public affairs is more than self-expression; it is the essence of self-government.”[1] The recently proposed “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” in Congress reflects a legal trend in the United States that threatens activists by suppressing activism. As of November, twenty-six states, including Florida, Texas, and Arizona, already adopted legislation opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (“BDS”) movement.[2] The Israel Anti-Boycott Act takes the opposition a step further. The Act’s initial proposal made participation in the international boycott of Israel a felony.[3] The act has since been amended to remove potential jail time as a possible penalty, but still allows for criminal penalties of up to $1 million.[4]