California Jerry Brown has signed two bills that strengthen transgender rights in California. The Transgender Law Center has the details. One bill will make it easier for transgendered people to change their birth certificates, following the Obama Administration’s example regarding gender changes on Passport’s. The second bill will strengthen California’s non-discrimination laws by adding “gender identity and expression” as a protected status under California law.
I’m especially excited about the employment discrimination action. Employment is the biggest obstacle facing the trans community, and this bill is a step in the right direction.