Non-Binary Gender Option Coming to California IDs in 2019

by Garry Watts October 17, 2017, 0:12
Non-Binary Gender Option Coming to California IDs in 2019

Today we require tax returns, but what would be next? Authored by Senators Toni Atkins and Scott Wiener and sponsored by Transgender Law Center and Equality California, the Gender Recognition Act makes California the second state in the country to legally recognize nonbinary gender.

But Gov Jerry Brown vetoed the measure, warning that it might be unconstitutional - a conclusion also drawn by an official state analysis - and worrying about spurring "an ever escalating set of differing state requirements for presidential candidates". The bill will go into effect in 2019.

Brown in his late Sunday veto argued that the mandate is a "slippery slope" that could lead to other new demands for personal information from Trump and other candidates in the future.

In a veto message, Brown said the tax return requirement goes too far. Five years of health records?

California's governor vetoed a bill overnight Monday that aimed to preserve Obama-era directives on school sexual assault investigations, which were recently rolled back by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. High school report cards?

He also questioned whether the law is constitutional and would have survived court scrutiny.

"A qualified candidate's ability to appear on the ballot is fundamental to our democratic system".

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Political observers nationwide were watching the bill's fate closely.

The state of California is pushing the boundaries of how progressive America should be.

"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".

Supporters argued that the bill was necessary to provide the transparency needed to educate voters.

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.

Sen. Atkins also thanked Gov. The issue of Mr. Trump's unwillingness to turn over his tax documents became an issue of contention throughout the 2016 campaign, making him the only president since Gerald Ford not to follow the long-held tradition.


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