New wording in Canada’s Aeronautics Act might leave some Canadians unable to fly. Under the new rules, airlines aren’t allowed to transport passengers unless they “appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents”—which may subject transgender, intersex, or other gender non-confirming Canadians to increased scrutiny, potentially being effectively barred from air travel.
This is shocking, and we’re hoping airports will refuse to enforce these regulations, while it gets challenged politically.
Read more, or take action:
- Transgender? Don’t Try To Board A Plane In Canada (The New Civil Rights Movement)
- TESA: New Regulations Potentially Bar Some Trans Canadians From Air Travel (Dented Blue Mercedes)
- Transgender People are Completely Banned From Boarding Airplanes in Canada (ChrisMolloy.ca)
- Canadian Government: Address the Aeronautics Act, which may ban trans people from flying (Change.org)