On June 26 , 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives held its first-ever hearing on "transgender discrimination" in the workplace. In addition the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force submitted written testimony documenting the urgent need for inclusion of gender identity in federal employment protection, in addition, the NGLT said, "the Action Fund has worked closely with the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) to prepare for the hearing.
Several studies have shown widespread employment discrimination against transgender people, as documented in the Action Fund’s written testimony. Later this summer, the Task Force Policy Institute will be adding to the existing body of research with the launch of the largest-ever study of transgender people’s experiences of discrimination in their daily lives, including within the workplace." Statement by Rea Carey, Executive DirectorNational Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund said, “Discrimination against transgender people is pervasive and current laws and employer policies are insufficient to protect their rights. For far too long, transgender people have lived with the fear of losing their job simply because of who they are. Today’s hearing marks a critical step in addressing this travesty once and for all. “We applaud the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions for holding today’s hearing, and we urge lawmakers to pass federal employment protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.” However, the reason the homosexual groups are wanting laws prohibiting discrimination in the work place because they know that the vast majority of Americans believe the homosexual lifestyle is gross and perverted. The only reason laws are passed are to force individuals to do something that they normally would not do. Americans, as a whole, do not want to walk into businesses with their children and have to be face to face with overt homosexuals. And because of this, the homosexual groups want to eventually get Congress to pass laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual identity. If this happens, then this again takes away a business owner to decide what is best for his company and who he hires and fires. Not only that, but our churches will once again be bowing down to the homosexual agenda same as they did with the so called civil rights acts in the 1960s. Unfortunately, you would not see a hearing on the discrimination of White Christians in the work force. You do not see a hearing on the thousands and thousands of attacks of White people every day by blacks and mexicans. You never will. We have only begun to see the evil that is being dripped into our communities and government. Until then.