Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rep. Robert Andrews opens transgender protections hearing

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. Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ-01) is the subcommittee chair. 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.

Other witnesses included Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI-02); Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA-04); U.S. Army Col. Diane Schroer (ret.); Diego Sanchez; William H. Hendrix III, Ph.D.; Sabrina Marcus Taraboletti; and Shannon Minter, Esq.

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