The Transportation Security Administration spent $18.6 million on "non-binary screening systems" to "advance civil rights."
The Biden administration awarded $18.6 million in funding to the TSA within the FY22 Omnibus Appropriations to implement non-binary screening systems. The millions of American taxpayer dollars will be used to modify Advanced Imaging Technology units in airport checkpoints to provide "increased accuracy and efficiency."
"By replacing the current, gender-based AIT system, this new, more accurate technology will also advance civil rights and improve the customer experience of travelers who previously have been required to undergo additional screening due to alarms in sensitive areas," the TSA stated.
Currently, TSA agents press a pink button for a female traveler and a blue button for a male airline passenger before a passenger enters the full-body scanner.