At the last possible moment on Sunday October 15, Governor Jerry Brown signed a series of bills that fundamentally change the definition of gender on government documents. The state of California no longer believes in the dictionary definition of a man or a woman, which says someone’s sex is determined by certain physical characteristics. Now in California any man can declare themselves a woman, and any woman can use the word “man” for self identification, no questions asked, no physical proof required.
The words “man” and “woman” now legally describe feelings, and those feelings don’t have firm definitions. Consequently, the words “man” and “woman” are meaningless. And if you don’t think the binary gender choices describe your subjective feelings, you can pick a new legal gender choice called “non-binary.” Feelings, not facts now determine reality.
This will not be the end of our journey into irrationality. It is just the beginning. Just watch what happens now that state leaders have established that feelings are more reliable than physical facts when determining what is real and what is true. God help us. Here is a brief description of the gender bills.
- SB 179 changes the definition of gender, and creates a third legal gender: non-binary.
- SB 310 simplifies the process for inmates to change their names and gender while in the custody of state or county prisons.
- SB 396 gender identity sensitivity training: Businesses with over 50 employees will be required to provide at least two hours of training and education regarding harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Misgendering will be considered harassment.