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"Transgender" Individuals Demand Recognition by Congress

Contact: Natalie Bell, Media Coordinator, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126

WASHINGTON, June 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yesterday, the House Committee on Education and Labor held the first-ever hearing on "transgender discrimination". Last November, the House passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would prohibit discrimination of employees based on "sexual orientation", but removed language from the bill that included "gender identity" protections.

"This hearing appears to be a step toward passing legal restrictions against identifying men as men, and women as women," said Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America (CWA). "'Gender identity' is a fluid term that is difficult to nail down. On top of that, advocates want to restrict the 'perception' of gender identity.

"This would be a prescription for crazy lawsuits to make easy money or to excuse possibly criminal behavior by claiming discrimination. Businesses, government entities, non-profits and religious organizations would be caught between protecting their employees and customers and appeasing complainants who are confused – or confuse others – about their sex. Men who get caught in women's locker rooms with little girls present could claim that they 'perceive' themselves to be women."

Concerned Women for America supports legal protections of all human beings and the common sense right to distinguish between men and women.

Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.