Hawaii Adds Third Gender Option

Beginning on July 1st, 2020, residents of Hawaii will be able to choose a third gender option on application forms for driver’s licenses and state IDs. 

It will be known as “Gender X.” 

It’s a fad that seems to be spreading, as Hawaii is the ninth state to give nonbinary individuals more options on state-issued identification. Nonbinary means that an individual’s gender is not exclusively male or female and therefore, is not considered a norm of gender identification. 

The Hawaii legislation reads, “Mandatory binary classification does not accommodate the wide range of natural biological variation or gender expressions. Additionally, it is overly burdensome for transgender individuals to obtain new sex or gender markers on a driver’s license.”

Thus, this new law seeks to change that by allowing another option and making the process easier. 

Governor David Ige said during the signing ceremony, “Hawaii has the highest percentage of transgender individuals in the United States, which I think demonstrates our commitment to everyone being treated equally.”

The new law is one of three that were signed into Wednesday relating to gender identity. Another one, House Bill 711, makes it illegal to use a person’s actual or perceived gender or sexual orientation as a defense in a murder or attempted murder case. 

However, the state of Hawaii does seem to have some sense, in the passing of House Bill 664, which further explains and clarifies that individual efforts, namely the use of so-called conversion therapy or treatments, on minors are illegal. 

And it’s a good thing because another fad that closely follows this one is one that allows parents to choose “nonbinary” or “undesignated” on their newborn’s birth certificates.  

Basically, this means that they allow the child to choose their own gender as if they are God. They raise them as “theybies,” as NBC coined it. They are not boy, nor are they girl. They simply exist. 

Now, as good parent’s we all give our children choices. We even tell them they can be whoever or whatever they want to be. It allows them to make their own decisions. To follow their own path and be who God created them to be, not merely following where others go and what others do.

But to be uniquely themselves, standing up for their own beliefs, and being involved with things that they love. 

But this takes it to whole other level and one that maybe isn’t so wise.  Yes, it gives children a choice to be who they want to be, but at what cost? 

The American College of Pediatricians wrote, “Everyone is born with a biological sex… and a person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking.” 

And at worse, it leads to a life of extreme and rather difficult processes, not only in terms of knowing who and what they are but making that a reality.

There are surgeries, hormone shots, and chemical imbalances that must be righted continuously, just to name a few. It’s not one simple change; it’s a constant course of trying to erase the body they were born in and become something else. 

“The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators, and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.” 

That isn’t normal. Not by a long shot. Many say this allows people to be who they really are, but that’s completely false. Who they really are is what they were born as. Not what science or even cultural ideals have made them to be. 

When you feel uncomfortable in your body, like something isn’t right, it doesn’t mean you were born with the wrong gender. It simply means your heart is not where it should be. 

This is not how God intended us to be. We are male; we are female. We are not both or neither. There are certain absolutes in this world and the next, or at least there should be. If we don’t allow women to be women, and men to be men, it begs the question, what will we allow?