Saturday, January 10, 2015

Driving Ban For Transgenders and Transsexuals In Russia

Russia has just passed a new law banning transgender and transsexuals, voyeurs, fetishists, and exhibitionists from getting a driver's license, which basically means they won't be allowed to drive. The government believes that these "mental disorders" make them more liable to be involved in accidents.

“We have too many deaths on the road, and I believe toughening medical requirements for applicants is fully justified,” head of the Professional Drivers Union said in support of the move.
The Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights branded the new regulations as “discriminatory,” adding that it would seek clarification from the Russian Constitutional court.
“Pathological” gambling and compulsive stealing have also made it to the list. Russian psychiatrists and human rights lawyers condemned the move.

This sounds like something Saudi Arabia would do.

Then again, they have been passing some very bizarre and unfair laws targeting those with alternative lifestyles.

More here.

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