Under California’s gender-neutral rules, others now subsidize highest-risk drivers: Young men

Under California’s gender-neutral rules, others now subsidize highest-risk drivers: Young men

[Ed. – Insurance companies are lobbying to go back to taking sex into account in setting premiums, since young men are by far the highest-risk drivers.  See the counter-argument from proponents of “non-binary” social rules.  I thought the whole point was that gender is a choice.]

The law — signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017 to meet transgender needs — allows California drivers to mark their gender as “X” instead of male or female.

After the law’s passage, Dan Morain notes at the CALmatters blog, the state’s insurance commissioners barred “the use of gender in automobile insurance rating,” which typically favors women, who are lower-risk drivers than men, at least younger men. …

The state’s Democrats are adamant that because gender is not a choice, no one should have to pay higher or lower rates as a result.

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