TLC client a.t. (right) with staff attorney Shawn Meerkamper

TLC client a.t. (right) with staff attorney Shawn Meerkamper, holding their nonbinary gender change court order

Since California passed SB 179, the Gender Recognition Act, our helpline has gotten numerous questions on what this means, when it goes into effect, and how people can update their driver’s licenses to nonbinary.

You have questions; we have answers! Today we are releasing a timeline and FAQ for what the Gender Recognition Act means for you.

For a full guide to updating your CA documents, including blank forms and step-by-step instructions, click here for our ID Please resource.

We hope this helps. If you still have questions, please fill out our helpline form here or leave a comment below and we will get back to you.

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