Sunday, January 29, 2017

It's looking more and more like California seceding would be a good thing

Nature denial becomes official policy in the Golden State:

If you were expecting any sort of change in the rather “unique” culture of California after the last election you can probably forget it about it. If anything, they’re going full speed ahead in being really, really California now. A new piece of legislation introduced this week will make a change to driver’s licenses, birth certificates and other official records allowing the state’s denizens to break free of those pesky old labels about being either male for female. Coming up soon you may be able to select none of the above.
California driver’s licenses and birth certificates could have a third option for gender in addition to male or female under legislation unveiled Thursday by Democratic lawmakers.
The bill by state Sens. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would establish a new nonbinary gender marker for official state documents.
Lawmakers framed the measure as an expansion of rights for transgender, intersex and other people who do not identify as male or female.
“It will keep California at the forefront of LGBTQ civil rights,” Atkins said at a Capitol press conference. 
No word yet on what the third option will be called, but the article suggests that in addition to “M” and “F” they may go with “X.”
There’s more to the new law than just a third box on a form you fill out at the DMV, however. There were already provisions in Golden State law allowing you to change your gender from one side to the other despite your obvious chromosomal framework, but they at least wanted you to put in the effort of going through some sort of medical treatment and providing proof of same. Not any more, campers! That was too burdensome. Now you can just go in to your local state offices, tell them that you don’t really feel like your old sex anymore and you’re good to go. Oh, and you don’t even have to be an adult. People under the age of 18 will be able to do the same. It’s not mentioned whether or not the parents need to be involved in this little detail.
There will be two main reactions in the rest of the country: "This is madness" and "Finally people have control over their gender identities."

I really don't see how that divide gets bridged.


  1. I do not see how that divide gets bridged either. Maybe let the red states go there own way... with their own revenue? Then the states on the edge will make their choice. Of course the blue states would have that option to, with their own revenue. Works for me.

  2. In America we generally change things with laws changing things. But if Trump wants to call in the National Guard or build another wall around CA, I guess he can executively order it. Where will we get our oranges from then though? Central and South America are out too. Force it, either side, force it, and see what you get. They're called unintended consequences and that is not Tao, but who really cares anyhow (other than a few Asians I guess, so I'll ask the Pope and he'll just spout some shit 'bout love and mercy.