While the topic of what defines a “woman” has produced some interesting debates, in California, the San Diego County Board decided to take it upon themselves to vote on the issue. Passing by a 3-2 vote, the board of supervisors decided to change the definition of “woman” that would allow transgender females to gain access to female jails, domestic violence facilities, and homeless shelters. Although the ordinance was ratified in May, it adopted an international treaty signed back in 1979 – The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Signed by Jimmy Carter back in 1980, the treaty might have had the approval of the President, but it was never presented to the Senate. Still, in the ordinance, it expanded on the definition of what a woman is.
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