We all watched it at home as we turned into the Rachel Maddow show.
This is a big development.
People--LGB and T--are protected in a unique way in our--our--government. This is the same government we pay money to in taxes. This is the same government with the line, "We, the people."
Here it is from the nyt.com with thanks to the Rachel Maddow show:
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.
But civil liberties and gender rights groups welcomed it on Tuesday as the clearest statement yet by the Obama administration that such discrimination in the federal workplace would not be accepted.
Of course, employing a trans person--male to female--in an important job recently because she was the best qualified, and not because of a quota, didn't hurt the Obama Administration either.
This matters to our families.
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