Thursday, November 1, 2012

Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is "Civil Rights Issue of Our Time."

This, as the Vice President would say, is a big f***king deal. No, it won't immediately end discrimination, but Biden 1) acknowledged the existence of trans people and 2) didn't refer to us in a negative way. That alone makes me happy.

I wonder if Biden's interest in trans rights got started when someone informed him that although the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell benefited gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in the military, trans service members are still labeled mentally ill and subject to discharge. God willing (or should that be Iinshallah?) the Obama-Biden administration will be able to do something to improve the legal situation of trans people in the future.

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