Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Trans folk and air travel discrimination

Ahhh - the Harper-bots are at it again!  This time, they've decided that if one's visible gender presentation does not match the sex assigned on one's passport, people should be denied access to their flights.   For serious.   Check out Jezebel's take on the situation - they've pretty much nailed it.   As they rightly assert: "it's not as simple as just getting the sex designation changed on your passport, in order to do that the government requires proof that you've either had sex reassignment surgery or will have it within one year. So basically any transgender person who doesn't fall neatly into that very narrow category is screwed because they can't get a proper ID."  

Wanna add your name to the chorus telling the Con's this is ridiculous and discriminatory?  Head here and sign on the dotted line.