After finding out that if he was a woman he would save 1,100 Canadian dollars on his car insurance, one man decided to start identifying legally as a woman.
In a story published by CBC News, a man identified only as David reveals that he changed his gender from male to female on his government-issued documents to get cheaper car insurance.
David, a resident of the Canadian province of Alberta, wanted to buy a new Chevrolet Cruze. After calling his auto insurance company, David says he was informed that he would have to pay 4,500 or so Canadian dollars a year in insurance costs for the new car. When he asked what the rate would be if he was a woman, he says he was told 3,400 Canadian dollars.
After asking a doctor for a note saying he wanted to be a woman, David succeeded in getting the provincial government of Alberta to change his gender on his birth certificate to female. He also changed his driver’s license, and told the insurer he was now a woman. He was able to get a new car insurance policy that saved him an estimated 91 Canadian dollars per month.
It is a clear case of a dishonest use of the gender law.