Published: Mon, October 16, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

California is the first state to legally acknowledge nonbinary residents

California is the first state to legally acknowledge nonbinary residents

Jerry Brown signed Sunday. The authors said they wanted to "make transparency great again" after Trump bucked the custom of presidential candidates releasing tax returns to voters in 2016, a tradition born in response to a tax scandal that resulted in Richard Nixon releasing his 1969 personal income tax return.

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

"Today we require tax returns but what would be next?"

He said that he hesitates to "start down a road that well might lead to an ever-escalating set of differing state requirements for presidential candidates". "Five years of health records?" Toni Atkins, creates a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex.

This summer OR gave a nonbinary option on driver's license, but California is the first to offer statewide recognition of a third gender.


Brown had not previously indicated whether he supported the bill, which was among a batch of legislation announced just minutes before the midnight deadline for the governor to act on legislation passed by lawmakers last month.

"With the passage of SB 179, California continues its fight for a more inclusive society, even as some in Washington continue to try to take away rights from LGBT people", said Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, in this file photo from September 14, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. SB179 by Atkins and Wiener was signed by Gov.

Brown had previously vetoed parental leave legislation similar to Senate Bill 63, by Jackson, as well as previous feminine hygiene legislation by Garcia.

Christian Titman, a member of the Pit River Tribe, was allowed to wear a feather to his graduation from Clovis High School in 2015 after suing his school district.

"With more women in the workforce, and more parents struggling to balance work and family responsibilities, our policies must catch up to the realities of our economy and the daily lives of working families", " Jackson wrote after the bill was signed".

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