Monday, July 28, 2008

House transgender hearing videos and transcripts available

On 26 Jun 2008, the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on transgender employment protections. The subcommittee heard testimony from transgender citizens, Members of Congress, and business leaders on the necessity of including gender identity protections in civil rights laws. The video archive and testimony transcripts will be made available in subsequent postings.

Witnesses included Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI-02); Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA-04); U.S. Army Col. Diane Schroer (ret.), whose job offer from the Library of Congress was rescinded after she revealed that she was transitioning; Diego Sanchez of the Massachusetts AIDS Action Committee; William H. Hendrix III, Ph.D., chair of Dow Chemical's Gay, Lesbian, and Allies at Dow employee affinity group; Sabrina Marcus Taraboletti, who was fired from United Space Alliance, the prime contractor for the space shuttle program, after revealing that she was tranitioning; and Shannon Minter, Esq., legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ-01) is the subcommittee chair.

The entire hearing can be viewed here. The video lasts 01:54:05.

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