“Stay In Your Lane.” That’s the message California is sending as the state moves forward into a post-pandemic world.
In a widely-applauded move that will keep the state in a proactive posture, the California legislature is opening CIS Lanes in selected cities, with plans for statewide implementation by Jan. 1, 2021.
“People who identify as binary cisgender individuals, and those who have compromised immune systems, put us all at risk,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). “These new CIS Lanes will send an important message to the rest of California’s residents that their government is sparing no expense to protect them from COVID-19 and flaming heterosexuals.”
New regulations state that drivers whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth, or those whose immune system deficiencies put them at risk for COVID-19, must purchase a FastPass and stay in their lane at all times.
“The CIS Lanes themselves won’t change how anyone is perceived in daily life,” said Assembly Member Frederika Gonzalez (D-Ontario), whose district is the first to have the CIS Lanes. “It is simply time for us all to recognize that people who enjoy an unfairly privileged status are going to pay more than the rest of us.”