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University of California Implementing ‘Nonbinary Gender Identification’

University of California Implementing ‘Nonbinary Gender Identification’

“has been a long time coming for California and the nation”

This is being hailed as an advancement in equality and inclusion. The policy makes a distinction between gender identity and “lived name options.”

From the UC Office of the President:

UC advances equality, inclusion by implementing nonbinary gender identification

The University of California announced today (Nov. 17) that it has adopted systemwide gender identity and lived name options for UC-issued documents and information systems. UC’s new Presidential Policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Names, which acknowledges gender identities other than man and woman, is another milepost in the University’s commitment to equity and inclusion for all.

“The University of California continues to fully embrace diversity in our country,” said UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. “We believe this policy is a step toward an even more inclusive community and, in turn, will help build a stronger, more vibrant society.”

LGBTQ community leaders have advocated for identity documents that align with and acknowledge a person’s current gender identity, regardless of gender assigned at birth. The 2017 California Gender Recognition Act is a recent win for the movement. UC’s new policy embraces this effort and takes it a step further by including a lived name option.

“This policy underscores UC’s commitment to reflect California’s dynamic demographics and individuality,” stated John A. Pérez, chair of the UC Board of Regents, which governs the University of more than 190,000 employees and 238,000 students systemwide. “Further, as the state’s third largest employer, UC’s recognition of nonbinary gender identities and lived names supports broader transgender rights, which has been a long time coming for California and the nation.”

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Living out their fantasies.

empiricallyobvious | November 19, 2020 at 12:53 pm

Aside from the gist of the article itself, here’s a really astonishing fact to gleaned from it. There are 190k staff for 238k students in the UC system. That is .8 of a staff member per student…nearly a 1:1 ratio. No wonder these bloated bureaucratic indoctrination campuses cost so much! Higher education in America is badly broken and needs to be completely revamped.

“gender assigned at birth”

I propose a more accurate turn of phrase. How about: “gender assigned by God”?

That way they can acknowledge that their gender was assigned to them, while we can acknowledge who truly was responsible for that assignment.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Sailorcurt. | November 19, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    How about “Sex assigned at birth”? Gender is a characteristic of language Sex is male / female.

    I’m on of quite a few who are sick to death of the language being bent and twisted for the sake of “being nice”, or for social justice whims.

The problem is that the language is bent in other ways. “Sex” describes not only a state of being, but also an action. Sex can be male or female. Sex can also be intercourse, sodomy, fellatio, or other things. One of the arguments against the ERA was that its guarantee that “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” could be interpreted to refer to what someone did, and not what someone was. Conversely, “gender” has no alternate meaning that describes an action.

Wrong! Gender is assigned “LONG BEFORE BIRTH”. More likely when the egg first started splitting and isn’t there something about which ovary produces the egg, left or right, that determines the sex (gender) of the foetus? Basic biology applies here.

    henrybowman in reply to jblow51. | November 22, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Remedial biology, now.
    The sex of the fetus is decided by whether an X (pink) or Y (blue) sperm gets to the egg first. The ovary location is irrelevant — all eggs are X.

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