TSA at LAX get transgender training

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.argus-press.com/news/national/article_426c2967-1e3a-58a3-8edd-8c0247f8b130.html

    The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that its managers at Los Angeles International Airport are undergoing mandatory sensitivity training after a transgender employee alleged she was ordered to dress like a man, pat down male passengers and use the men's restroom.

    Ashley Yang, 29, who spent two years as a security checkpoint screener at LAX, was fired last summer after co-workers observed her using the women's room, according to a copy of her termination letter obtained by The Associated Press. She contested the firing, resulting in a settlement that mandated the training.

    "Ashley lives her life as a woman. Her co-workers recognized her as a woman. Passengers recognized her as a woman. But her employer didn't," said attorney Kristina Wertz of the San Francisco-based Transgender Law Center, which helped her file a civil rights complaint. "She was asked to hide who she was just in order to earn a living."

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    Guess the lawless TSA finally was reminded that it also must comply with laws.
     
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    Well, finding dangeous items, to be sure! All the same, any ongoing training that pushes the TSA towards seeing people as people (in the infinite varieties that present themselves at the checkpoints) instead of people as 'pax' is all to the good. That goes toward the general betterment whether or not any of us happens to fall into whichever minority group is being considered in the current week's sensitivity training.
     

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