Ruling Extends Sex-Discrimination Pro...

Ruling Extends Sex-Discrimination Protection to Transgender Woman Denied Federal Job

There are 6 comments on the Post-gazette.com story from Apr 25, 2012, titled Ruling Extends Sex-Discrimination Protection to Transgender Woman Denied Federal Job. In it, Post-gazette.com reports that:

In a decision hailed by advocates for transgender people, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that a California woman who was denied a job at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after revealing that she was transitioning from her former life as a man can seek legal redress under sex-discrimination regulations.

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The Mad Man

Glendale, CA

#1 Apr 25, 2012
Do we really have to know who had an operation, who is real and who is a drag queen or who is having problems with sexual identity? This is just getting crazy!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 Apr 25, 2012
The Mad Man wrote:
Do we really have to know who had an operation, who is real and who is a drag queen or who is having problems with sexual identity? This is just getting crazy!
It is getting insane. Most transgendered our outed by their own records, you can't change the historical records such as those used by credit or background checks. While visually it is almost impossible to tell in most cases, there are a lot of other aspects that bigots like to use to identify them. This is why people just need to learn to live and let live, but the hate filled bigots don't want that.
The Mad Man

Glendale, CA

#3 Apr 25, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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It is getting insane. Most transgendered our outed by their own records, you can't change the historical records such as those used by credit or background checks. While visually it is almost impossible to tell in most cases, there are a lot of other aspects that bigots like to use to identify them. This is why people just need to learn to live and let live, but the hate filled bigots don't want that.
I'm not filled with hatred. Just confused when I see a lady who shows up one day as a man and then the next day as a woman. It just takes a little getting used to but shock treatment is not something I am accustomed to when I meet a woman who is supposed to be a real woman. It just get confusing when you have to try and figure out if this person is who they say they are. Deception is not part of my game plan.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4 Apr 25, 2012
The Mad Man wrote:
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I'm not filled with hatred. Just confused when I see a lady who shows up one day as a man and then the next day as a woman. It just takes a little getting used to but shock treatment is not something I am accustomed to when I meet a woman who is supposed to be a real woman. It just get confusing when you have to try and figure out if this person is who they say they are. Deception is not part of my game plan.
First, it is not deception. They are who they are and by not pretending to be like everyone else, they are being honest. Shock wears off, and until people stop forcing those who are different into the closet, this type of shock is inevitable, you cannot avoid it. However, such shock effects the viewer only because we have to learn to just accept people, since at a young age we are brainwashed into avoiding things that are unique we have to shatter that brainwashing. Trust me, once you break all the idiotic brainwashing we accumulate by the idiotic social stigmas, life is a lot easier and people who have to go through transition later in life don't bother you at all.
The Mad Man

Glendale, CA

#5 Apr 27, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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First, it is not deception. They are who they are and by not pretending to be like everyone else, they are being honest. Shock wears off, and until people stop forcing those who are different into the closet, this type of shock is inevitable, you cannot avoid it. However, such shock effects the viewer only because we have to learn to just accept people, since at a young age we are brainwashed into avoiding things that are unique we have to shatter that brainwashing. Trust me, once you break all the idiotic brainwashing we accumulate by the idiotic social stigmas, life is a lot easier and people who have to go through transition later in life don't bother you at all.
I wish I understood the deterioration of today's sociological standards. Many issues are blurred by the media creating even more confusion in today's moral fabric. Although the years have changes, society's standards and caught up in a mind blowing friction between who is wright and who is wrong. I just don't want to be the one to question the identity of a person because I hear it from someone else. I would rather not know and judge the person for what they are, not what they wear or who they socialize with. Keep something a secret or let the mind create its own mystery. Sometimes that is how relationships are formed through the mystery of a person, not their identity that they brag and boast about.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#6 Apr 27, 2012
When a Transexual makes the decision to go "Full time" there can be a lot of stress involved. One anticipates the loss of old friends and, in many cases, family as well. It is not a decision taken lightly! It is not done for you or any other external entity.
It is done for strictly internal personal reasons. We would ask that you "roll with this punch". You don't have to like it, just please don't openly dislike it. I meet people every day, some of whom I'm sure don't like me, but for their charitable silence about it, I'm very grateful. Others (actually most) are quite friendly and kind and treat me quite well, giving little gifts or discounts that I really didn't ask for. It is a myth that the world is universely lined up against us. It is not!
Regards, Terri
The Mad Man wrote:
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I'm not filled with hatred. Just confused when I see a lady who shows up one day as a man and then the next day as a woman. It just takes a little getting used to but shock treatment is not something I am accustomed to when I meet a woman who is supposed to be a real woman. It just get confusing when you have to try and figure out if this person is who they say they are. Deception is not part of my game plan.

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