California is the first state in the nation to legally recognize a third gender.
Jerry Brown, California’s liberal governor, signed legislation on Sunday that allows residents to select “non-binary” for their gender on state drivers’ licenses, birth certificates, and other legal documents.
Democrat State Senator Scott Wiener introduced the Gender Recognition Act earlier this year. Fellow Democrat State Senator Toni Atkinson partnered with Winer to push the bill until Governor Brown signed it into law.
The Gender Recognition Act states:
For purposes of obtaining a new birth certificate under the provisions above, the bill would delete the requirement that an applicant have undergone any treatment, and instead would authorize a person to submit to the State Registrar an application to change gender on the birth certificate and an affidavit attesting, under penalty of perjury, that the request for a change of gender is to conform the person’s legal gender to the person’s gender identity. ... The bill would authorize the change of gender on a new birth certificate to be female, male, or nonbinary.
In some ways, this bill makes sense; according to a recent survey of transgender individuals, many face difficulty when traveling when the gender listed on their licenses conflict with their physical appearance.
But it's also easy to surmise that this is just the latest push by left-wingers to make a political point. Wiener is the same state senator who introduced and passed a bill that decreased the punishment for knowingly spreading HIV. He also successfully passed legislation that punishes state residents who used the wrong pronouns while addressing transgender people--that bill will go into effect this coming January.
Wiener said, “Everyone is entitled to their religious view. But when you enter the public space, when you are running an institution, you are in a workplace, you are in a civil setting, and you have to follow the law.”
Hah! Liberals love to use the "law and order" logic to push their own agenda. But when it comes to illegal immigration? All that law and order stuff gets tossed out the window.
Hypocrisy at its finest.