What is happening: Representatives Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank have both spoken before the House Committee on Education and Labor about the need to end workplace discrimination faced by transgender people, getting the hearing off to a strong start. One person at the hearing describes Rep. Frank as being “passionate” on the topic.
The committee is now in recess while members go to a vote on the floor of the House. The hearing will resume when they return.
The chair of the committee made a point shortly before the recess that his concern is not how many people are being discriminated against but the depth of the discrimination that they face.