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!