California Could Legalize 'Nonbinary' As a Third Gender

Will California be the first state to have three genders? The state is considering “The Gender Recognition Act” to add a third legal gender in California and allow people to change their gender on birth certificates and state IDs before transitioning.

Where is the bill now?

The state bill is awaiting action by Gov. Jerry Brown.

What are the main parts of the bill?

  • People who haven’t gone through medical treatment to “transition” to the opposite sex can still request a new birth certificate with their chosen gender.
  • Three gender options will be available on state IDs: female, male and nonbinary.

Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere talked about the story on Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”

Stu found irony in the fact that the same group of people that impose burdensome regulations are now complaining that being “nonbinary” requires too much paperwork.

“I love how the same people who build a giant bureaucracy in which every minor thing involves hours of paperwork then complain to us that they have to fill out too much paperwork,” he said.

Glenn joked that the story was a nice break from North Korean missiles. Huge problems are looming, and we’re struggling with the nuances of defining gender?

“We have one sweet life,” he said.

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GLENN: California is really on. California late last year, someone -- and I want to make sure that I say someone, someone named Star began thinking that it was time for a legal name change. I'm thinking, you know, sure. Teresa might be good.

STU: Sally.

GLENN: Yeah. Star has been going by that name for two years since coming out at the age of 15 to friends and family as a -- what? What do you think?

STU: As a --

GLENN: As a? Come on, say it with me. Non-binary.

STU: Non-binary. Okay. Good. I was worried. I was going to say non-binary, but then I was worried you were going to go somewhere else.

GLENN: At 15 years old, Star decided she was neither a woman nor a man and would not choose the pronouns him or her. She was a non-binary. And so she wanted a plural non-gendered pronoun for her. And she wanted the state to do that. And so by the time she was 17, and the article said stretching to her adulthood, she had -- she had confronted all of the tedious paperwork in California.

Who knew there was even paperwork to be filled out if you wanted to register as a non-binary. But she had her driver's license with the wrong name on it. Then she began applying to colleges, also under the wrong name. And it was a problem. And mostly because Star really liked to follow the rules. And yet, every time she had to fill out an official form -- she -- Star, felt fraudulent, writing down a name she barely recognized on the rare occasion that she ever heard her name said out loud. She's -- she's Star.

STU: I love how the same people who build a giant bureaucracy in which every minor thing involves hours of paperwork, then complain to us that they have to fill out too much paperwork. I love that.

GLENN: Yeah. Non-binary is a relatively unknown term. Sure, for bigots. And non-binary Americans struggle to be taken seriously.

STU: I don't think that's my problem. I don't think that is my problem. Their identifies are questioned. They are told they're either male or female. And there's nothing in the middle.

STU: That was the way it was. I think I'm going to continue to go there. It almost feels like they're changing this word into something else. Like gender -- like you know how the word gay used to mean happy. And then it became an alternative lifestyle, as they used to say.

GLENN: Right. I'm not sure if you can use that word anymore.

STU: I don't think you can say that anymore.

But it changed meanings, right? It just became another thing. And it seems like that's what gender is going on -- I heard Ellen -- Ellen DeGeneres one time explain the whole transgendered thing as what you feel like in your head.

GLENN: That's something different.

STU: And I'm not saying that there isn't a word to describe what you feel like in your head. Like, that might be an important thing to come up with a word for. But gender already had a meaning. So if you want to figure out what someone feels like in their head, we can all come up together and come up with some way to describe your head feelings.

GLENN: And sometimes it matches. And sometimes it doesn't. For instance, the feeling I have in my head is fat. And currently that does kind of exist.

STU: Fact-check: Mostly true.

GLENN: Mostly true. But that doesn't make me less of a man or a woman. Now, I could feel like a fat woman, but that isn't necessarily true. That's how I feel.

We are in this weird era where facts like, oh, I don't know. The missile coming across the sky is kind of something that, I don't know -- non-binary, now, that's something that we really need to discuss.

When you are in a place -- again, I said this yesterday, I'm going to bring you the news that we're not as bad off as everyone -- we're not as oppressed, we're not as poor, we're not as broken -- we're just not. Because if wild missiles are crossing our horizon -- while all of these huge problems are happening, if the big thing we struggle with is, I'm neither male nor female, I'm binary, we have one sweet life.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.

It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?

There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…

But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…

John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...

Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…

A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...

Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…

And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…

When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…

"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…

At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…

Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…

This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…

It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.