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Mastercard offers transgender
persons 'True Name' feature:
'Unconditional acceptance'

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Posted By: Ribicon, 11/8/2019 10:50:35 PM

Mastercard says it’s one step closer to “unconditional acceptance” of LGBTQ community with the addition of a “True Name” feature on cards. Transgender and nonbinary Mastercard customers will no longer have to explain discrepancies between their legal name and their “true” name. The move was applauded this week by GLAAD. “The implementation of Mastercard’s True Name feature is a crucial step forward in helping to reduce these risks by allowing trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people to have financial products that accurately reflect who they are,” said Scott Turner Schofield, a trainer with the group’s Media Institute, PYMTS.com reported Friday.

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Mastercard cares not that 40% of transgender people wind up killing themselves; they'll recoup any outstanding balances by sticking it to the reviled non-trans, binary, and gender-conforming customers. Meanwhile, unless they allow, say, a gang member to use his street name on his credit card, this is blatantly discriminatory and should be met with massive lawsuits.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: udanja99 11/8/2019 10:57:37 PM (No. 230498)
For the life of me, I can’t understand why these corporations want to fall all over themselves to cater to a fraction of 1% of the population, especially when it inevitably causes them to bleed millions of dollars. I’ll stick to Visa.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 11/8/2019 10:59:58 PM (No. 230500)
LOL! "True" name is actually their fake name. Leftists always say the opposite of what is true. So, Mastercard is chasing the 0.001% who are this particular kind of mentally ill. Why?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: tsquare 11/8/2019 11:08:48 PM (No. 230508)
Fta “ rucial step forward in helping to reduce these risks by allowing trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people to have financial products that accurately reflect who they are,” said Scott... Fixed that “rucial step forward in helping to reduce these risks by allowing trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people to have financial products that accurately reflect who THEY THINK they are,”
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche 11/8/2019 11:23:16 PM (No. 230514)
Conditional cowardice.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/8/2019 11:32:45 PM (No. 230517)
Amazing what such a small group can accomplish---and the over 50% of us cannot get anything done. We can't even get robocalls stopped, even though 95% of the population supports it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GW_Rider 11/9/2019 12:43:07 AM (No. 230529)
I can think of a number of 'true names', none of which are in any way polite.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Vesicant 11/9/2019 1:31:20 AM (No. 230535)
Fraud? What fraud? What could possibly go wrong?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 11/9/2019 3:09:37 AM (No. 230558)
Disney was one of the first corporations to figure out that gay people have more money to spend on fun than the average bear because they usually don't have families to support. Cruise lines and vacation resorts weren't far behind. That's why you see gay days with the mouse and rainbow parades. It's all about the $$$.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cherrybark 11/9/2019 6:04:41 AM (No. 230575)
Two foot notes note on the issuing company's site = https://www.bmoharris.com/main/personal/true-name/?ecid=va-FEAT2132DC1-DRBMO14 "...allows you to personalize the first name appearing on your card. Your last name must be the last name that appears on your account." "Use only alpha characters (i.e. cannot include numbers, special characters). Apostrophes and hyphens are allowed. Avoid using fictitious, humorous, or profane names." So my "True Name" can't be Adolf Hitler, Big Mike Obama, Bento Mussolini. Nor will C3PO be approved. The admonishment to "Avoid using fictitious name" completely throws me. And I assume "Queer", "Twink", and more derogatory names would be considered profane.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: franq 11/9/2019 7:13:32 AM (No. 230603)
Sure sign of the End Times.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Skeptical1 11/9/2019 10:40:55 AM (No. 230778)
Thanks, #9. Looks like this might just be the issuing bank, BMO Harris, and not Mastercard. And you have to wonder what the big deal is about letting people "personalize" their first name as it appears on their card. Lots of immigrants, for example, decide to start using their foreign language given name rather than the traditional English name that they had originally used for convenience. Nothing to it, they just do it. Or people switch between their given name and their nick-name. What's on Tiger Woods' card? I guess someone at BMO Harris saw a low-hanging opportunity to virtue signal.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 11/9/2019 1:32:26 PM (No. 230901)
#8 is absolutely right. Every gay I've ever known maxes out their credit cards on stuff and entertainment and saves absolutely nothing. They spend way out of proportion to their numbers in the population.
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