Sex discrimination has been illegal in this country since the 1960s. But apparently we’re still struggling to understand what "sex" means in that context.
This week, Governor Brown signed into law AB 887. The bill adds language to several anti-discrimination statutes, including sections of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, to define the term "sex."
"Sex" includes, but is not limited to, pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. "Sex" also includes, but is not limited to, a person’s gender. "Gender" means sex, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender expression. "Gender expression" means a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.
Thank goodness we got that cleared up!