Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Non-binary teen can't open bank account

Except that they can. From Buzzfeed:
The father of a 17-year-old student is campaigning to change Britain’s banks because he cannot find one that will give his child, who identifies as genderqueer and non-binary, an account – because all the online application forms require customers to be either male or female.
No, the bank requires customers to check a box, which I'm assuming has more to do with fraud protection than discrimination. It sucks that there isn't an option for non-binary people -- there should be a third option-- but what bothers me is that several progressive-leaning sites are presenting this as a clear-cut case of discrimination: they were denied a bank account because they were non-binary, which just isn't true.