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U.S. airlines to offer non-binary gender options

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By SAUL LOEB

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Most airlines actually have a policy regarding unaccompanied girls under the age of 18, that if a male is seated next to them, the man will politely be asked to change seats.

How will "non-binary" people be treated in these cases?

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Our day has come. Obama will be proud.

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How will they ensure kids or vulnerable adults are not seated next to men?

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I really wonder how the rest of the world outside of the US and Western Europe views all of this? I mean, their true opinion outside of these public forums.

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A Rose by any other name is still a rose. ~ Gertrude Stein

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Lets hope American craziness doesn't go world wide

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How will they ensure kids or vulnerable adults are not seated next to men?

Because men are all sexual predators. This is blatant sexisim.

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Because men are all sexual predators. This is blatant sexisim.

Like it or not, almost all Airlines have that policy that ensures unaccompanied girls don't end up next to men, and I'm sure most parents appreciate that policy when their daughter is traveling across borders alone.

Airlines usually politely ask the man to change seats and if he refuses they'll simply seat the girl elsewhere.

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Seven states in the U.S. and the District of Columbia allow citizens to define as "X" gender, in addition to male and female

Does she-male come under X gender?

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Typical contemporary west, normalizing an illness like gender dysphoria.

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The terms 'male' and 'female' now have no meaning.

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@Luddit, really? Why sitting next to a man would be so bad? Are they all rapists, psychopaths or something similar... OMG... I shall never talk or look at a man again ... ever!

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Actually airlines have a seating algorithm based on average weight for adult females, adult males and children for rough plane load/balance. This will throw a spanner in that system.

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