Hillary Clinton Talks About Transgender Rights on NPR’s “Fresh Air”

In a wide-ranging interview today, Fresh Air host Terry Gross asked Hillary Clinton about her work protecting transgender people while she was the Secretary of State. The U.S. State Department has been instrumental in addressing transgender human rights abroad while also ensuring transgender Americans can update the gender on their passports.

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Responding to Terry Gross’ question on addressing transgender equality, Clinton said:

“It was part of the overall efforts to try to treat people with dignity and equality. And certainly the Obama Administration made some of its own moves at the same time with respect to the larger federal employee pool. And when I had responsibility for the well-being of the 70,00 people or so employees around the world who worked for the State Department and USAID, I had the opportunity through executive action to recognize that there were barriers and vestiges to discrimination that had no place in a modern American workplace, and so I acted.”

Listen to the segment of the interview below.

Listen to the full Fresh Air interview here.

3 Responses to Hillary Clinton Talks About Transgender Rights on NPR’s “Fresh Air”

  1. WE HAVE TO GET ALL STATES TO TREAT TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AS EGUALS,IN MY STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,TRANS PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING TREATED UNFAIR IN SCHOOLS AND IN THE JOB MARKET,IF A EMPLOYER FINDS OUT THEY FIRE YOU OR IF THE OTHER EMPLOYEES FIND OUT THEY BULLY YOU,WE NEED RIGHTD IN ALL STATES TO WORK AND BE PROTECTED,TO RENT A HOME AND BE PROTECTED!THERE ARE A GROWING AMOUNT OF TRANS CHILDREN BEENING BORN AND WHAT FUTURE DO THEY HAVE IF THEY CAN NOT RENT AN APARTMENT OR WORK AT A JOB AND BE SAFE,MORE UNEMPLOYMENT.MORE WELFARE,SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE TO HELP THESE PEOPLE ,THEY DID NOT ASK TO BE BORN THIS WAY,IF WE GO BY THE BIBLE,THEY ARE GODS CHILDREN ,AND DESERVE RESPECT AS GODS CHILDREN!

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