Amanda Simpson is the has been appointed as the Senior Technical adviser to the commerce department by Obama. You may ask why this is significant. it is significant because Amanda Simpson spent the majority of her life as Man. This makes her the first transgender presidential appointees in history.
Simpson is a former test pilot and received an award in 2004 as YWMCA “Woman on the move”. She has been active in the aerospace and defense industry for the past 30 years.
“As one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others.” – Amanda Simpson
This is a huge step for GLBT. Even though I don’t like a lot of Obama’s decisions this has been a good one, hopefully it will set a standard for not only future government decisions but also for the nation. Christian Nation or not we need to learn to be less judgmental, and end discrimination against people for their sexual preferences, and more so this case their gender identity disorders. Hopefully this will be a large step toward ending discrimination.
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