The Biden administration declared Thursday that, on behalf of the “transgender, non-binary, and gender non-confirming” community, it intends to spend money to replace all of America’s airport screening technology with more “inclusive” tech.
The declaration was made as part of a larger announcement concerning a spate of measures the administration intends to take on behalf of the transgender community.
“Today, on International Trans Day of Visibility, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures to better serve all Americans, regardless of their gender identity,” the administration announced through a Department of Homeland Security press release.
“Through technology updates, process changes, and expanded partnerships, TSA and CBP are improving their screening procedures and ensuring they are conducted in a manner that respects the dignity of each individual. These measures are part of a concerted effort by the Biden-Harris Administration to advance equality for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming Americans.”
Regarding the new screening technology, the press release promises that this new tech will “advance civil rights and improve the customer experience of travelers who previously have been required to undergo additional screening due to alarms in sensitive areas.”
The current system bases its scanning on biological sex. If a man purporting to be a woman is scanned as a woman but the system detects his penis, the alarm will trigger, causing the man to be patted down by security. This, according to the administration, is an inconvenience that’s apparently worth spending millions, if not billions, to resolve.
The Biden administration is about to spend a bunch of tax money redoing body scanners at TSA to accommodate transgender passengers who set off body scanner alarms in sensitive areas because…well. pic.twitter.com/eo4vmIEBKc
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 31, 2022
Additional measures to be implemented include making TSA PreChecks “more inclusive” and indoctrinating TSA agents with “guidance” on “using gender-neutral language and an individual’s self-identified pronouns and name.”
The White House meanwhile released its own press release that appears to include dozens of additional measures the administration is taking to cater specifically to the transgender community, despite the entire nation currently suffering from widespread inflation, exorbitant gas prices and rampant supply shortages.
The measures include but aren’t limited to the including:
- “Advancing fair housing protections” for transgender people (focusing on only one group of people)
- “Making the Federal government a model employer for transgender public servants” (changing the focus of government)
- “Appointing historic transgender leaders” (affirmative action)
- “Ensuring transgender patients can access birth control” (either biological women who purport to be men having access to birth control, or biological men who purport to be women having access to it)
- “Advancing gender-affirming care as an essential health benefit” (making insurance pay for sex-change operations)
- “Advancing health equity research on gender-affirming care” (prioritizing transgender patients over everybody else)
- “Re-affirming that transgender children have the right to access gender-affirming health care” (granting children the right to pursue sex-change operations without their parents’ permission)
- “Condemning anti-transgender bills” (fighting against bills that protect women’s rights)
What remains unclear is how much the administration intends to pay for all this, particularly the new TSA technology.
Regardless, the announcement from DHS is being perceived by some as a slap in the face given how few resources the agency has dedicated to stopping illegal migration:
I have confirmed w/sources that Border Patrol is now averaging *two thousand* known got aways DAILY. That is a stratospheric figure—and it’s all additional to the innumerable masses ceaselessly caught and released, and the inestimably large number of unknown got aways. Nightmare.
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) March 31, 2022
They are coming in colossal numbers, in broad daylight, with no attempt at evasion, because they know they will be released. https://t.co/u4Af4dy5Vj
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) March 31, 2022
Your daily reminder that Mayorkas’ DHS is more focused on being woke than securing the border. pic.twitter.com/hAjlJ7hxZz
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) March 31, 2022
The White House’s announcement is being perceived as an even bigger slap in the face given the multiple pressing crises currently facing the nation.
It doesn’t help that President Joe Biden took time out of his day to lavish effusive praise on “transgender Americans of all ages,” while simultaneously ignoring everybody else and every other issue.
To transgender Americans of all ages, I want you to know that you are so brave. You belong. I have your back. pic.twitter.com/mD4F0m3rU1
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 31, 2022
Just so you’re all aware, he has your back the same way he promised to cancel your student loans, bring unity back, end Covid, and cure cancer. If you’re still falling for it that’s on you.
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) March 31, 2022
The formula. Pander to social issues and do nothing for real issues. We all love the emotional feel good support. It is right to support rights for every community. But there are things you must do to practically help us all.
— AcornHoarder (@ZombiLiving) March 31, 2022
Sir. People can’t afford houses. That’s a bigger national problem.
— Gabor Gurbacs (@gaborgurbacs) March 31, 2022
What is the percentage of trans in the country? Maybe focus on the economy and other vital issues?
— catherine caputo (@catherinecaput6) March 31, 2022
Is there any group or cause Biden won’t pander to to get votes?
— Gary Meyers (@GaryMey46030592) March 31, 2022
The answer to the latter user’s question is, presumably, white people, heterosexual people, men, Christians and of course Republicans …
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