Civil rights

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Canada may have banned transgender air passengers

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 … Continue reading

TSA hits American trains and buses

Attacks on passengers’ civil rights is one of the most unpleasant parts of flying. But the cancer is spreading to buses and trains. The TSA’s Visible Intermodal Protection and Response (VIPR) teams “detain and search citizens at railroad stations, bus stations, ferries, car tunnels, ports, subways, truck weigh stations, rest areas, and special events.” (via) … Continue reading