Call it sex-change you can believe in. This author reported Tuesday that Barack Obama had held the first-ever White House transgender conference last Friday. The People’s House conducted this proud meeting in such complete secrecy that we know the identity of only one attendee,Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE),a group lobbying for “a comprehensive civil rights bill that protects people from discrimination based on gender identity.” The measure,which would forbid private individuals from refusing to do business with or rent a home to a cross-dresser,is but one of many extremist policies that earned NCTE a meeting with White House brass. The U.S. Civil Rights Commission is now planning to “hold its first-ever hearing to specifically address the civil rights of LGBT people.” Despite these “firsts,” the Obama administration has already advanced transgender interest groups through a series of executive fiats. If you don’t believe me,believe The Huffington Post. It remarked that a recent housing proposal “marks the latest in a string of Obama administration attempts to enhance gay rights through federal regulation.” Some of the administration’s actions literally redefine the government’s definition of the family,stifle any opposition to gender confusion,and encourage schoolchildren to think of transgender practices as normal and mainstream (or else).
The First Transgender Appointee?
Last January,Obama named Amanda Simpson the Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department. Simpson,who served as a test pilot and longtime employee of Raytheon before becoming a “woman,” sits on NCTE’s board of directors. The move was thought to be the first-ever transgender presidential appointment.
During his budget showdown with John Boehner,Obama (and Boehner) managed to see that LGBT programs escaped deep budget cuts. Aside from these two matters,Obama has chosen to act through federal regulation,having government agencies write new rules without sullying his own hands. His administration has proven indefatigable in pursuing transgender concerns.
Last Thursday,Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (an Open Borders advocate) issued the department’s new harassment policy,which applies not only to the department but to all its “contractors at every level.” It bans….