“Legislation banning discrimination against transgender people -– that is, legislation that allows them as citizens to get and keep jobs on their merits —- will not by any means make their lives easy. But it is precisely because transgender people through no fault of their own face the degree of prejudice and difficulty that they still encounter that those of us in elected office ought to do what we can to offer them the protections to which they are entitled. … To some, the notion of transgender protection seems radical. In fact, it is exactly the opposite. What we are talking about here is the right of people in every state to earn a living.” –Rep. Barney Frank
Rep. Frank submitted testimony yesterday about a bill addressing gender identity in his home state of Massachusetts. Read a copy of his testimony.