Democrat senators in California have introduced a bill that would make their state the first in the nation to offer a third gender option on driver’s licenses and other forms of ID. Brought to the floor by State Sen. Toni Atkins, the bill would add a “non-binary” gender option for transgender residents and those who do not identify as male or female.
In introducing SB 179, Atkins said that transgender people are subject to discrimination when their IDs do not match their apparent gender. She argued that the legislation would also make it easier for people transitioning to another gender to have their identification changed on official state documents.
From Fox News:
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.
The bill’s coauthor, Sen. Scott Wiener, said it was up to California to be the tip of the spear when it comes to transgender issues.
“The trans community is under assault in this country. California needs to go in the opposite direction,” he said. “When they go backwards, we go forwards.”
The bill, however, is opposed by conservative groups like the California Family Council. CEO Jonathan Keller released a statement harshly criticizing SB 179.
“We believe government documents need to reflect biological facts for identification and medical purposes,” Keller said. “Laws like this will simply erase any meaningful gender definitions, if being male or female is completely divorced from biological facts.”
Even after all the hubbub about transgender rights over the last couple of years, it’s still vaguely stunning to see elected officials actually propose legislation like this. Normally when it comes to the issues Democrats choose to pursue, you can kinda get a sense of the strategy. Here, we’re talking about a minority so demographically insignificant that their pandering defies logic.
Well, it seems to, anyway.
But when you dig beneath the surface, you can see that this is just another weapon in the war on traditional values. Stable, successful individuals and families are poisonous to Democrats. Therefore, they will encourage any ludicrous social trend that leads people into a life of misery and self-destruction. Those people, after all, are the ones who will need the government to come rescue them from their own terrible decisions.