6/1/17: California Senate Democrats OK easy-in/easy-out gender identity fraud

SAVECALIFORNIA.COM NEWS RELEASE

June 1, 2017 -- For Immediate Release

California Senate Democrats OK easy-in/easy-out gender identity fraud
Thomasson: "This utterly subjective 'nonbinary' option is a fraudster's dream"

Sacramento, California (June 1, 2017) -- The ruling Democrats in the California State Senate have passed a radical bill opening the door to increased identity fraud. SB 179 creates a subjectively-defined, catch-all "third gender" called "nonbinary" and eliminates all current standards for gender-change verification.

The May 31 vote on SB 179 in the 40-member California Senate was 26 yes, 12 no. Only Democrats voted "aye."

The main changes SB 179 would make to the law are as follows:

"This utterly subjective 'nonbinary' option is a fraudster's dream," said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which upholds moral virtues for the common good. "SB 179 would increase identity fraud in California by making it harder for financial institutions, police and courts to determine that you really are who you say you are."

"Imagine the hardship this would cause for police and courts," Thomasson said. "Picture the arrest of a biological male whose driver's license says 'female' but he still looks male, or a biological woman whose license says 'male' but she still appears female. Or someone whose driver's license says 'nonbinary,' but they dress as a man one day and as a woman the other. How many cases will be tossed because criminals use SB 179 to claim they're not technically the person who was charged?"

"And if one's sex can be officially 'changed' by simply -- even repeatedly -- filing an $11 form with the state government," Thomasson said, "it's going to be a lot harder to accurately identify 'nonbinary' accused criminals in open court. Proper verification always involves a third party, yet SB 179 magically transforms a subjective, unsubstantiated claim into 'conclusive proof' in the eyes of the law."

"Any legislator who's against identity fraud should oppose SB 179, and Governor Brown ought to ready his veto pen," Thomasson concluded. "The gender identity fraud that this bill would usher in is the antithesis of law and order."

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