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Delta to include non-binary passenger options after a U.S. woman accuses the company of discriminating against her child whose gender is ‘X’

Delta Air Lines has pledged to offer boarding passes “non-binary” as a passenger gender option this year after an American woman complained on social media that her non-binary child couldn’t buy tickets.

The U.S. airline issued a statement after social media user Aurora Dawn, a self-described “LGBTQ ally,” accused Delta of discriminating against non-binary people.

dawn claim she can’t buy her a ticket “Non-binary adult children” Because U.S. transportation authorities require boarding passes to match state-issued identification. While TSA accepts the gender “X” for non-binary passengers, Delta only allows those who purchased tickets to identify as male or female, she said.

Since the woman’s children were marked with an “X” on their official birth certificate and driver’s license, choosing a male or female for the ticket would not match their status.

“For now, at least for @Delta, #nonbinary people are not allowed to fly,” Dawn argued on Twitter, “When a policy makes it impossible to buy a ticket that meets TSA guidelines, the result is the same. That’s discrimination.”

Although Delta Air Lines announced that it will add non-binary options in 2019, the company claimed in a statement statement Has been pinned down by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Delta Air Lines is a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, and we know that being noticed and recognized is part of a fair travel experience,” A Delta spokesman said Monday.

The spokesperson explained that although the company “Due to COVID-19 in early 2020, we quickly shifted our focus to helping our customers navigate the ever-changing environment and government regulations,” It is “Get back on track to be able to offer a non-binary gender option in our booking system in 2022.”

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