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California may soon have 3rd gender option on state ID’s

California may soon have 3rd gender option on state ID’s

More strangeness in the land of the strange.

California lawmakers have dived deeper in the pool of progressivism, apparently to swim away from the red states responsible for the election of Donald Trump as President.

Between bitterly threatening to build our own satellites and clinging to sanctuary city policies, state lawmakers are now weighing a fun, new revision to state identification cards: A third gender option.

State Sen. Toni Atkins’ bill would add a non-binary gender marker option for driver’s licenses, birth certificates, identity cards and gender change court orders. The San Diego Democrat says SB 179 would also simplify the process for changing one’s gender on those documents.

…SB 179 would end the requirements that a person get a doctor’s sworn statement and appear in court even if no objections have been filed when petitioning to change their gender on official documents. The bill would also allow minors to apply for a gender change on their birth certificate.

California would be the first state in the nation to enact social justice rule-making related to gender identity.

“As a person who identifies as transgender and is non-binary, this piece of legislation is important to me on a personal level,” [Jo Michael of Equality California] said during a press conference on the bill. “For the first time, Californians could have accurate gender markers that truly reflect who we are.”

The federal government does not offer a third gender option for official documents such as passports. The issue drew national attention in November when a federal judge asked the U.S. State Department to reconsider its decision to deny a passport to a Colorado resident who does not identify as male or female.

Government lawyers argued that moving beyond two gender choices on federal documents would hamper officials’ ability to verify identities and backgrounds because they rely on state documents including drivers’ licenses and birth certificates with only male and female gender options.

Again, I am truly grateful that if secession comes up for a vote in this state, then it is only Californians who would get to vote on the issue.

Otherwise, I fear the result would be a landslide of Reaganesque proportions, and I would be transformed into a foreign correspondent for Legal Insurrection.


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They should have a fourth: “LI” (Liberal Ignoramus)

San Diego could be the new Olongapo. Monkey on a stick anyone?

    Arminius in reply to Bob00. | January 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I’m in. Although I never believed for a second that it was monkey meat. Whatever it was it did my immune system good, as if you can eat that without dying pretty much nothing will kill you.


To be fair, while human sex is binary, gender is a normal distribution centered on sex. They may want to allow people to select from the palette of characteristics associated with each sex.

    Mannie in reply to n.n. | January 30, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I tend to agree. But the purpose of a gender or sex field on an identity document is not to make you feel good about yourself. It is for identification purposes. Perhaps the field should be identified as “Innie or Outie.” Or maybe, “Do you have a Penis … Vagina … Both … Neither.” All the government cares about, and maybe they shouldn’t even care about that, is your physical shape for identity purposes.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Mannie. | January 30, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Psst… Don’t tell anyone – especially the Leftists (Libs) and MSM. But most of us could not care less about this.

      HOWEVER, we do care deeply about the Leftists (Libs) and the MSM using this as another divisive wedge issue to attack America.

      It’s all they do. Because they don’t have any positive thing to offer.

There is a huge problem with this. One of the main reasons to have a gender identity associated with a given individual is to aid in identification. There are only 4 compatible with life possibilities – XX (female), XXX (also female but rare), XY (male), XXY (also male but rare) that are not so rare as to be almost unheard of.

Invent all the extra genders you want, when push comes to shove and we identify your body by your DNA you’re going to be either male or female genetically.

No matter what you pad or cut off or how you care to describe yourself psychologically, there are only two biological genders – male and female.

So, it will be official. Identifying information on California state documents will be fake.

People should be able to lie about their heights, too. Why should a man be stuck being a 5’3″ midget who nobody can even see in crowded elevators when he can be 6’5″? See, of course he is—it says so right on this card. And weight—end the “obesity epidemic” with the stroke of a pen; or, rather, many strokes of many pens. And race, too. Want to get on the Affirmative Action train? Just claim to be one of the preferred races, and you’re all set. Check the right box, and done. The possibilities are limited only by imagination—literally. The next step? Abandon identification entirely. Why bother to lug around documents which can’t be used for identification because the identifying information is bogus?

“For the first time, Californians could have accurate gender markers that truly reflect who we are.”

Reality vs. fantasy. The contrast couldn’t be clearer.

I was born in that state, my very elderly mother will never leave that state, my brothers an sister live in that state. But as a proud Texan, now, I have to say that the sooner we are shed of that state the better.

Alternatively, I identify as Napoleon Bonaparte and demand to be exiled to St. Helena where I won’t have to deal with this (blank).

There is something in beautiful beaches and sunshine that destroys people’s minds. Think not, compare Santa Barbara with Fargo.

There is a reason we evolved in response to climate.

BATFE Form 4473, which must be filled out when purchasing a firearm from a FFL, recently was changed from requiring the purchaser to indicate a “sex” instead of a “gender”. How will anyone in California know whether the form is filled out correctly when a California Driver’s License has something other than “male” or “female”?

There is no way in hell the LGBT crowd is going to allow just one alternative to male or female. They are going to insist on the inclusion of those 500 other gender designations they’ve concocted. A CA driver license could become so large you’ll have to strap it to your back like a backpack.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Henry Hawkins. | January 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I recommend only 57. One for each of Obama’s 57 states!

    Hey, It must be a good thing…..
    cause I’ve got Obama’s California birth certificate right here.

buckeyeminuteman | January 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

Giving illegals driver’s license and allowing any gender you want is ridiculous. All 49 other states should immediately undo reciprocity with California. Your license from there wouldn’t allow you to leave the state in a car or on a plane. Keep the freak show from spreading across our great nation.

a) Male
b) Female
c) None of the above