If you missed it, United Airlines announced this week that they really embrace the goodness of gender diversity now and let people book their flights with new options. And if you're happy with the old pronouns of Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms (Hi … why do guys just get one?), They've covered you there too. It is part of their main plan to be open and embrace something or something. (NBC News)
United flyers can now identify as M (male), F (female), U (not disclosed) or X (unspecified), and will have the option of selecting the title "Mx."
United Airlines will now offer travelers booking for non-binary sex opportunities to identify, announced the airline on Friday.
"United is determined to lead the industry in LGBT inclusiveness, and we are so proud to be the first US airline to offer these inclusive ordering options to our customers," United's Chief of Business Toby Enqvist said in a statement.
Fly how to identify. Our new non-binary opportunities are now available.
̵1; United Airlines (@united) March 22, 2019
So I guess it's a fantastic level of wokeness, right? But United is a private business, so how they handle their ordering system is mostly up to them. Nevertheless, there are some concerns about the various airlines' crosses with the government in the form of TSA. For law enforcement and anti-terror purposes, we need to know who is on each flight and be able to quickly find them in a squeeze. Allowing passengers to fly as an "excluded" sex can cause problems along these lines.
Where it becomes more serious, it is in the case of published identification documents. Some of the more lefty states have been playing around with this concept for a while now. This includes Indiana, where they began issuing gender-confused licenses this year. However, some legislators already have other thoughts. (CBS Chicago)
Republika rep. Matt Hostettler filed a motion for a Senate bill on Tuesday that would have eliminated the opportunity. The change was ultimately not encouraged to vote.
Another bill that left the committee on Wednesday would make it more difficult to prove a new gender identity, which requires applicants to change birth certificates first.
"I don & # 39; t think I have to prove that I am going with an X sex," Dutour said. "No one has asked me to prove that I am going with an F gender before."
It would be shocking if Indiana actually patterned the vote to roll back. When states start drinking this Koolaid, it's hard to kick the habit. But unless we just throw out the science books altogether, it is at least worth trying. Personally, I don't care what any adult wants to call himself, but at least with regard to law enforcement, we should have accurate public documents, especially when it comes to identification documents. Until someone can make a verifiable medical test to tell us if someone is transgender without asking them or identifying more than two binary sexes, this is all smoke and mirrors. And sooner or later we will run for serious reasons to regret it.