Transgendered Canadians Can’t Travel

This is what happens when you have conservatives running the country. Transport Canada has a new regulation that prohibits transgenders from travelling freely. In Canada, you can’t get your gender changed on your passport unless you’ve had surgery or have a letter guaranteeing that the surgery will be performed during the next year. This regulation now says that anyone who doesn’t appear to be of the same gender that is indicated on their passport can’t board the plane. I don’t understand why this regulation is necessary. If the person’s identity is confirmed, then who cares what their stated gender is? How far would they be willing to take this? Is a man wearing a kilt sufficiently “manly” to fly or would he be turned back? The potential for abuse here is way too dangerous. The conservatives should back-pedal this one. Fast.

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