2012 An Amazing Year for Transgender Rights in the U.S.

2012 An Amazing Year for Transgender Rights in the U.S.

The last 12 months saw remarkable accomplishments in the area of transgender rights in the U.S., including advances in the areas of employment protections and health care access that should continue to yield considerable progress for months and years to come.

In the area of employment, a historic ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in April made headlines across the nation as the first decision at the federal level which extended anti-discrimination protections to transgender people in the area of employment.

In another victory for transgender rights, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this summer instituted a new policy eliminating burdensome psychological testing requirements for transgender pilots seeking or renewing their pilot’s license.

And this recognition, for the first time, has come from the highest levels of government – last October, Vice President Joe Biden called transgender discrimination “the civil rights issue of our time.”

For more, see the source article at the Transgender Law Center’s website.

 

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