netcrusher88 wrote:*I had to give this asterisk a remark because it was driving me crazy without one. Also, fixed the spelling of "Harper". -Hawk
It looked to me like a wildcard (i.e. will match transgender, transsexual, transvestite, and so on), not a footnote. (Was that your intent, netcrusher88?)
netcrusher88 wrote:Many trans people have photo ID with a gender different from the one they present as. Or more to the point, ID conflates gender and sex and the indicator is difficult to change on legal documents. That is, many trans women have ID with M indicated, and vice versa. Under this law, they would be barred from boarding a plane.
Hm. I have a problem with someone who presents as F, has an ID card photo that looks F, and an ID card that says M getting flagged for security screening. But I don't think I have a problem with someone who presents as F, has an ID card photo that looks M, and an ID card that says M getting flagged for security screening.
That is, security personnel should put a reasonable burden on people whose ID card photos are hard to identify as them (rather than, say, as their fraternal twin sister). But barring them from entering the plane seems unreasonable, though.