Congress Addresses Transgender Rights
hearing before the House Education & Labor Committee’s
Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions.
The hearing entitled “An Examination of Discrimination
against Transgender Americans in the Workplace,” was the
first in Congress dedicated exclusively to the issue of workplace
discrimination against transgender Americans.
Baldwin told her colleagues, “Corporate America & the American
people are way ahead of the Congress in acknowledging the basic
truth we hold to be self-evident… that all of us are created equal…
& the laws of the land should reflect that equality. It is high time
that America declare discrimination based on gender identity &
expression unlawful.” Baldwin’s statement continues in
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