Amanda Simpson, Transgendered Woman, Appointed to Commerce Department by President Obama

By JJ Duncan on
Amanda Simpson's appointment to the Commerce Department by President Barack Obama marks possibly the first time a transgendered woman has been appointed by a president. Simpson, who underwent the gender reassignment process in the late 1990s while working for Raytheon, was appointed Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department. Amanda Simpson is a former test pilot for Raytheon who helped persuade the company to adopt a policy protecting employees from discrimination and abuse...Read Full Story
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