California would offer a third gender option on driver’s licenses and birth certificates for nonbinary people who do not identify as male or female under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
SB179 by state Sens. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, passed the Legislature on Thursday and is among the hundreds of bills lawmakers have sent to Brown over the past week.
The bill to create a nonbinary option on driver’s licenses beginning in 2019 received its final vote in the Senate 26-12 before heading to Brown. SB179 also creates a process for parents of a transgender youth to apply to change the gender listed on their child’s birth certificate and removes a requirement under state law that a physician provide a sworn statement attesting to a gender change to have that reflected on identifying documents.