California adopts self-ID gender recognition law – Alltransinfo

California adopts self-ID gender recognition law

A self-ID law that allows transgender people to change their legal gender has come into effect in California.

Parts of California’s Gender Recognition Act, which was passed in October 2017, came into effect on January 1.

The law allows transgender and non-binary people in the state to submit paperwork to update the gender listed on state ID cards and driver’s licences without having to go through a medicalised application process.

Trans people can self-identify in the gender categories “of male, female, or nonbinary,” with California becoming one of the few states to permit recognition of non-binary people.

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