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Default What would really be significant ...

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Originally Posted by randolph View Post
President Obama recently named Amanda Simpson to be a Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department.

In a statement, Simpson, a member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's board of directors, said that "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."

While Simpson is clearly one of the first transgender presidential appointees, Democratic officials say they're unsure if she is the very first one.
What would really significant is if the appointment of a transgendered person wasn't news at all.

Now, if we could only get Obama to fulfill his DOMA and "don't ask, don't tell" campaign promises ... but I have no illusions!
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