California Officially Recognizes Third Gender

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In an effort to remove identity barriers for transgender Californians, Gov.

The bill was introduced by state Sen.

BuzzFeed reports that Senator Toni Atkins thanked Gov.

Starting in 2019, nonbinary citizens across California can identify as nonbinary on their driver's licenses, birth certificates, and other documents.

The first American to be recognized officially as having a "nonbinary" gender identity was Jamie Schupe of OR, as the result of a successful legal challenge in 2016.

"With the election of a man who is an outright predator, and certainly a misogynist, who has said bad things about women, who behaved terribly around women, who has boasted about it, I was concerned that these efforts to advance equity in education would be undermined", Jackson told BuzzFeed News last month. "I'm happy I was in a position to move this forward".

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Jerry Brown signed a bill that made California the first state to officially recognize a third gender.

Senate Bill 179 will make it an easier process for individuals who want to change their gender on legal documents. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the bill's co-author, shortly after it passed the Legislature.

"This bill is about giving the American people the honesty and transparency they deserve from anyone who wishes to serve as their president", said state Sen.

The Democratic governor also signed a separate measure that allows people in prison to ask a court for a name or gender change. It's time for government to get out of the way and let people live their lives authentically as who they are. "The Gender Recognition Act will eliminate unnecessary stress and anxiety for many Californians, and it exemplifies the leadership role that our state continues to take in LGBTQ civil rights". The non-binary category may include transgender people, but not all non-binary people are necessarily transgender.

California's version would have required presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to be listed on California's primary election ballot.

More than half of the states in the country considered similar legislation this year, according to an Assembly analysis of the bill. The bill aims to prevent LGBTQ seniors from being misgendered, denied admission to a long-term care facility, being forcibly transferred within a facility or evicted due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status.

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