First-Ever Congressional Hearing on Transgender Issue

Mara sent out this announcement yesterday via email, but we wanted post it here for those who are not on our mailing list:

The US House of Representatives announced America’s first Congressional Hearing on transgender issues. The hearing, “An Examination of Discrimination Against Transgender Americans in the Workplace,” is scheduled for Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 10:30 am in room 2175 of Rayburn House Office Building. Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ) called the hearing as Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor.

This is not only an opportunity to be truly heard by our fellow Americans, it will help to build the foundation for significant changes in federal laws protecting transgender people from discrimination. Witness have not yet been announced.

The NCTE Team is extremely excited about this historic hearing, and we will be posting new updates here on our blog as more details emerge. Stay tuned!

One Response to First-Ever Congressional Hearing on Transgender Issue

  1. Life of Charlene says:

    I really do hope and pray that one day all Americans will be treated with respect and dignity even if we disagree on how to live our own lifestyles.Fair treatment for all is an American tradition…let’s not forget all the men and women who laid down their live to give each of us freedom.We should work together is stopping all hate and discrimination in this country.

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