Skip to comments.Trans woman fined for violating Panama's gender-based coronavirus lockdown, rights group says
Posted on 04/10/2020 1:33:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
London - Bárbara Delgado, a trans woman and health outreach worker, was distributing food near her home in Panama last week when she was detained by police for being out on the "wrong day" under the government's new, gender-based quarantine rules, the rights group Human Rights Watch told CBS News.
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the government of Panama on April 1 imposed new lockdown measures that only allow men and women to leave their homes on alternate days of the week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are for women. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are for men. No one can go out on Sundays.
Authorities have the power to confirm a person's gender identity - and thus, whether they are in violation of quarantine - by checking their official documentation. In Panama, trans people can't legally change their sex unless they have had sex reassignment surgery, so many trans people, like Delgado, are stuck in limbo.
In addition to only being able to go out on certain days determined by gender, each person has allocated times they are permitted to leave their homes that are based on their national ID numbers. On the first day of the lockdown, Delgado had not yet been issued a transit pass by the clinic where she worked, and was stopped by the police for being out outside of her allotted window, along with three others.
The others, who had not been doing volunteer work, were told to go home by police. Delgado, however, was brought back to the station.
"She was treated differently from the other people that were out," Cristian González Cabrera, an LGBT researcher at Human Rights Watch, told CBS News.
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Trans woman Bárbara Delgado was detained by police for violating Panama's gender-based quarantine.
Makes me nauseous.
Yep, she/he is violating gender alright.
Im just happy that it isnt here moochin and demanding.
This faux confusion should have been expected. Wednesday can be for “other”. How’s that sound?
HE-SHE-IT Or, hesheit Or Dungball.
Besides the obvious moral insanity the fact is that their (stupid) social distance rules can be ruined by men dressing as women on female day and vice versa. Just claim to be trans and you are free to go out any time.
Mentally disturbed man fined for violating Panama’s gender-based coronavirus lockdown.
Isn't that a medical term?
How could they tell? If a “trans” person is any good at it, who would notice?
News update: Panamanian men are no longer allowed to be out on Saturdays. During Easter weekend, it is total lockdown. The men are SOL for four consecutive days - Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday - before they can escape the house.
Delgado was treated differently than the others he was with, because he gave a different reason for being out. If they all gave the same reason and he was treated differently, then maybe he could complain.
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