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Published On: Wed, Jun 19th, 2019

MasterCard concedes to transgender movement, allows users to pick their names for their card

MasterCard announced that customers will now be able to choose another name for their credit cards, focusing on the gender identity craze, calling their new line cards: “True Name” cards for the “transgender and non-binary communities” who feel offended by having to use their legal name on credit, debit, or prepaid cards.

This will be achieved through a “sensitive and private process free of personal questions” that doesn’t require a legal name change.

The LGBT lobby’s terminology includes references to a person’s legal birth names as “deadnames” and quoting the company’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, Randall Tucker, declaring that MasterCard’s staffers consider themselves “allies of the LGBTQIA+ community” who “want to be a force for change.”

In addition to increased identity theft issues, not having a credit card which matches your government-issued identification could present a number of technical challenges.

“Airline loyalty accounts typically require you to use your legal name that is on your driver’s license or passport,” CompareCards chief industry analyst Matt Schulz told MarketWatch. “If you want to collect rewards points with your credit card and have them match with an airline loyalty account, you will have to have your legal name with that credit card.”

Other experts were quick to question if banks will respond to card names and ID names for purposes such as cash advances, and to comply with federal regulations.

Others claim that greater adoption of fingerprint or facial recognition verification was expected to alleviate the issue.

photo/ Michael Jarmoluk via pixabay

Digital Trends reports that MasterCard is also demonstrating its pro-LGBT credentials by partnering with the New York City Commission on Human Rights for a new street sign at Gay and Christopher Streets in New York City, the unveiling of which will be part of June’s World Pride NYC-Stonewall 50 celebration.

MasterCard has already been hostile to conservatives and those not aligned with the leftist agenda.

Last year, MasterCard temporarily cut off payment processing services to the conservative David Horowitz Freedom Center after the far-left groups Southern Poverty Law Center and Color of Change identified it as a “hate group.”

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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