Bay Area Reporter: California legislators author bills addressing gender identity issues

Another bill having to do with gender identity is SB 272 authored by gay state Senator John Laird (D- Santa Cruz). It will update "archaic gender-specific pronouns" used in the state's vehicle code to refer to the California Highway Patrol commissioner. Laird's office noted not only have the male-specific pronouns been used in the statute for over 60 years, they do not reflect the department's current leadership.

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