On Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled a new guideline initiative for transgender passengers going through airport screenings.
The formal announcement of the plan was made by the TSA YouTube account. In the video, the organization addresses questions and concerns about screening procedures for transgenders who are flying, such as how to assure a boarding pass matches a government-issued ID.
The video states that TSA officers will now press a button “designating a gender based on how you present yourself” before travelers walk through scanners. If transgender passengers do not comply with walking through a metal detecting scanner, they will be subjected to separate, personalized pat down.
There will also be a hotline called “TSA Cares,” where transgender passengers can seek additional information.
A TSA spokeswoman released a formal statement on the endeavor:
“TSA is committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy. Screening is conducted without regard to a person’s race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability. If passengers know what to expect at the checkpoint, the process tends to go smoothly.”
H/T: The Hill
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