Protecting Intersex, Genderqueer, and other non-binary persons' right to self identify


Legislative Initiatives:

California

Department of Motor Vehicles

On Wednesday December 7, 2016 IGRP Advisory Committee Members Sara Keenan, the first Californian to recieve a non-binary gender court order, and Toby Adams, IGRP legal director, met with representatives of the California DMV to discuss the department’s desire to work collaboratively with IGRP on non-binary gender designations.

Additional discussions are underway with the Oregon DMV.


State Assembly Bill - Recognition and Inclusion Gender Equality Act

This bill was submitted to the Office of Assemblymember Mark Stone again on January 19, 2017. On January 23, 2017 we were informed that Senator Atkins plans to introduce a bill that will deal with the DMV non-binary issue as well as other issues. Assemblymember Stone will be signing-on as a principal coauthor of the bill. 

Previously, in the 2013-2014 legislative cycle, several legislators were interested and the bill made it to the Legislative Counsel's office but did not get an author. IGRP has continued each year to work on securing an author for the bill.