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Published:June 27th, 2008 16:01 EST
Transgender Rights Being Discussed by Congress

Transgender Rights Being Discussed by Congress

By Garrett Godwin

WASHINGTON: The first hearing on "transgender discrimination" took place yesterday at the House Committee on Education and Labor.  "This hearing appears to be a step toward passing legal restrictions against identifying men as men, and women as women" said Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), which supports legal rights of all individuals and the common sense right to know between men and women.  "`Gender identity` is a fluid term that is difficult to nail down.  On top of that, advocates want to restrict the `perception` of gender identity."

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The House enforced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act last November.  The law forbids employees from being discriminated that is based on "sexual orientation", but removed language from it that featured "gender identity" protections.

"This would be a prescription for crazy lawsuits to make easy money or to excuse possibly criminal behavior by claiming discrimination" Wright stated.  "Businesses, government entities, non-profits and religious organizations would be caught between protecting their employees and customers and appeasing complainants who are confused - or confuse others - about their sex.  Men who get caught in women`s locker rooms with little girls present could claim that they `perceive` themselves to be women."

Source: Christian Newswire (www.christiannewswire.com)