As reported by OneNewsNow.com, "President Obama has named Amanda Simpson to a post in the Commerce Department, making Simpson perhaps the first-ever transgender appointment in a U.S. presidential administration.
Prior to the presidential appointment, Simpson worked for Raytheon Missile Systems in Arizona. While at Raytheon, Simpson underwent the sex-change "transition." In his new post, Simpson will serve as a senior technical adviser at the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security. A 30-veteran of the aerospace industry, he once served as a member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's board of directors. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality is not surprised that Simpson was appointed. "This is a man -- and by the way he is a man; he's not a woman -- who is one of the leaders in crusading for so-called 'civil rights' based on gender-confused behavior," he points out. According to an online biography, Simpson served as commissioner on Tucson's Commission on GLBT Issues, as a board member for such groups as the Tucson Corporate LGBT Coalition and the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, and as a member of numerous other "diversity" and LGBT rights groups. But LaBarbera says there is a bigger issue than just the one appointment to a federal government post. "Obama is supporting ENDA -- the Employment Non-Discrimination Act -- with a transsexual provision," he shares, "meaning that if that version of the bill gets through and Obama signs it, we will have businesses being forced to accommodate gender-confused individuals in the name of civil rights." LaBarbera adds it is time for America to wake up to the agenda of the Obama administration."