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California bill places 3rd gender option up for debate

California bill places 3rd gender option up for debate

Embrace the fluidity of the nonbinary designation!

This year, California has faced the possibility of a dam break catastrophe and wildfires have hit our state hard. Furthermore, our state makes an attractive target for an increasingly belligerent North Korea.

But apparently nothing is as urgent for our legislators to address than transgender issues.

California lawmakers are in the middle of discussing a new bill that would introduce a third gender option to California IDs.

SB179, the Gender Recognition Bill, would allow a third gender marker, “non-binary,” in addition to male and female on state IDs and legal documents.

Ben Hudson from the Gender Health Center tells FOX40 how difficult it currently is to change gender on legal documents.

He says this bill will break down some of the barriers that prevent non binary identifying people from living their truest lives.

This bill, which began its way in the state senate earlier this year and soon to be considered in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, would allow Californians to opt for a “nonbinary” gender marker on all forms of state identification, all in the name of “gender fluidity”.

That will make California the first state in the nation to fully depart from the rigid either/or categorization of gender, embracing a more fluid understanding of the term—at least on paper.

Senate Bill 179, introduced by Democratic Sens. Toni Atkins of San Diego and Scott Wiener of San Francisco, has already cleared the Senate and is set to be considered soon in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill would also make it easier for transgender Californians to legally change their designated gender on state documents, including minors who receive parental consent.

“Nonbinary” is a catch-all category that includes those who are intersex (born with a combination of male and female biological characteristics) along with those who feel that neither category male nor female reflect their gender.

Several organizations, including the California Family Council, oppose the proposal.

“If you allow someone who is physically male to list themselves on a government document as a female, or vice versa, then the government will be legalizing a lie. That’s assuming we are still using the dictionary to define what a male and a female is,” CFC Director of Capitol Engagement Greg Burt testified before the California State Transportation and Housing Committee in April. “As state senators, I know you think you are powerful, but you do not have the authority to simply change the meaning of words just because you want to.”

However, if I were to bet, I would wager that this measure passes. It’s easier to place a new checkmark on ID forms than it is to deal with serious economic and infrastructure issues.


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Sex is binary. Gender is a set of mental and physical characteristics (i.e. feminine, masculine) closely correlated with sex.

    CZ75Compact in reply to n.n. | September 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Government ID have no business indicating gender — they need to designate sex.

      healthguyfsu in reply to CZ75Compact. | September 5, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      This exactly. Government monitors demographics, not what people decide to identify as on their daily wheel spin. And as such, they should not be making clunky policies that affect everyone by trying to co-opt the feelings market.

      CaptTee in reply to CZ75Compact. | September 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Why did our great-grandparents let the government require licenses in the first place?

      Was it because only the rich could afford cars, therefore it wouldn’t affect them?

      I must be right, because it was the same people who believed that the income tax would only apply to the rich!

LGBT and beyond… the transgender spectrum [disorder].

Cool—and while they’re at it, they should declare that π=3. It’d save no end of calculating. And make the world flat while they’re at it. Navigation would be so much simpler without all that pesky spherical trigonometry. The possibilities are endless, even though some stick-in-the-muds will call them all “science deniers”.

there are 3 choices:
1. male
2. female
3. mentally ill

choose wisely
(because our legislature won’t)

“Nonbinary”? A lot of people will have no clue what that is.

Why not make it easy, something everyone can understand:
Anything else

Since birth certificates are state documents, will those be included? I can think of all kinds of issues this brings up for all kinds of entities which use birth certificates. My state is crazy

Will you guys secceed already?

Fun tactic to cause liberals heads to explode (or as Scott Adams would say, induce cognitive dissonance).

Ask them if gay people are born that way. They will say yes.

Ask them how they can be born that way if gender is a social construct.

Que them changing the subject, called you a bigot, or just throwing out buzzwords and talking points that make no sense.

Californication ,,, please secede from the USA,,, we don’t want your perversion poisoning our nation. Change the state name to Sodom & Gomorrah !!

If the purpose of government-issued ID is to uniquely identify individuals, then documenting an individual’s [physical] sex would seem infinitely more valuable than documenting an individual’s declared gender identification, if for no other reason than because the former can be objectively verified whereas the latter is not only resistant to objective verification but may change from one moment to the next.

Somehow this sort of vanity legislation reminds me of old Mad Magazine articles purporting to show that celebrities wallets contain insurance cards that purport to guarantee their “greatness.” For apparently if a celebrity is convinced of his or her “greatness” then all must appease the celebrity’s vanity by publicly agreeing that it is so. Just as, apparently, these legislatures wish to demand that if a man declares he is a woman then the state must demand that all agree that this, too, is so.

As my age raced past 50 (that is so last century), into my 60s with 70 looming on the horizon, I oft tell people that inside of me I still feel like I’m 18 (ok, maybe 25). Even if I really did have a chronologically-confused identity, one quick glance in the mirror would snap me back to reality or to a shrink post haste.

So despite the mirror test, under the reasoning behind SB.179, why shouldn’t I be able to change the age on my drivers license to 18 anyway to match my chronologically-confused identity. I could live the dream, bring 18 again and not even have to worry about being carded even in the most dimly lit of bars.

Anyone who has studied languages knows that most languages have 3 genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter, represented in English as “he”, “she” and “it”.

If you don’t like your gender and remove your sexual organs to create imitation new ones, then you have neutered yourself. Then your proper pronoun is “it”, since being transgendered is really being neutered.