TSA implements additional gender marker for PreCheck application process

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The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented an additional gender marker option for the TSA PreCheck application process.

In its announcement, the TSA said that its program application had been updated to better serve non-binary and gender non-conforming travelers.

“TSA remains committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and dignity,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said. 

Pesoke added: “This new TSA PreCheck enrollment feature reaffirms our commitment to equality and inclusion for all people, including the LGBTQI+ community.”

According to the TSA, the new gender marker option will not impact the security screening process. Security screening is conducted without discrimination against travelers based on their race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability, the TSA said. 

Current PreCheck members who need to update their gender are advised to contact the TSA. 

The TSA said that PreCheck members are eligible for TSA PreCheck security screening even if their current gender differs from the gender provided when they enrolled in TSA PreCheck, as long as the name, known traveler number (KTN), and date of birth on their reservation matches their record with TSA.


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