Yesterday a woman named Amanda Simpson showed up to work as a senior technical adviser to the Department of Commerce, where she will advise people about technical things in a senior-type fashion.
Anyway, this event made the news for obvious reasons…
"As one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds," Simpson said in a statement.
Simpson, 49, underwent a sex change about a decade ago while working in Tuscon for Raytheon Missile Systems, where she rose to the job of deputy director.
President Obama named Simpson to the Commerce post.
This truly is a landmark moment. For the first time in our nation's history, the people of America have acknowledged the existence of a senior technical adviser to the Department of Commerce.
Tags: Barack Obama