Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Obama BansDiscrimination Over Gender Identity

The NY Times has an article in toady's paper about an executive order by President Obama banning discrimination based on gender identity on government contracts,
U.S. Job Site Bans Bias Over Gender Identity
By BRIAN KNOWLTON
Published: January 5, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has inserted language into the federal jobs Web site explicitly banning employment discrimination based on gender identity.

The protection is expected to apply to the small transgender population — people who identify their gender differently from the information on their birth certificates — and it merely formalizes what had been increasingly unchallenged government practice over several years.
Of course, the right wing conservatives are against this, they would rather see us out in the streets homeless then be able to have a job...
“We at the Family Research Council oppose including gender identity as a category of protection,” said Peter S. Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies.

Mr. Sprigg said his group believed that what it calls “gender identity disorder” should be “treated with therapy to help people be comfortable with their biological sex rather than affirming and celebrating and protecting those who want to deny their biological sex.”

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