John on March 1, 2007 at 11:44 pm
A swedish transexual is upset because, after becoming a man, her — I mean his — car insuranse rates went up:
“I think it’s disgusting. It’s clearly discrimination. There’s no logic to it,” Bladh told newspaper LinkÃ¶pings Tidning.
A spokesman for Folksam offers the explanation that the company’s premiums are based on various customer groups, each of which are weighted differently.
“She has moved from one group to another. It’s like moving from LinkÃ¶ping to TÃ¤by, which would also mean a higher premium.
“In this case the effect has been negative. If she had been 25 the effect would have been positive,” Jan Samuelsson told LinkÃ¶pings Tidning.
Although Samuelsson adds that he is willing to reevaluate the decision, Carina Bladh is considering taking her case to Sweden’s discrimination ombudsman.
“I think this is going to come back to bite them,” said Bladh.
Folksam announced in a statement on Thursday afternoon that it had taken another look at the case and decided to adjust Bladh’s premium back down to the previous level.
This may be the first time in history a man has been happy to be labelled a “woman driver.”
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