13 for ’13

NCTE has a list of 13 achievable goals for 2013. They are:

  • The President should issue an Executive Order prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation by federal contractors.
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should issue enforcement guidelines for gender identity discrimination in the workplace.
  • The Department of Labor should issue guidelines for equal treatment of transgender people in all federal jobs programs, such as Job Corps and One-Stop Career Centers.
  • The Social Security Administration should update its gender change and other policies affecting transgender people, and remove gender data from all remaining data matching programs.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services should adopt regulations prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in all federally-funded health care facilities and programs.
  • The Department of Education should issue Title IX guidelines to ensure that transgender students can fully be themselves at school.
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development should issue guidelines clarifying that homeless shelters must provide all persons with access to shelter consistent with their gender identity.
  • The National Center for Health Statistics shall release Model State Vital Statistics legislation that includes modernized standards for gender change on birth certificates.
  • The U.S. Senate should pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
  • The U.S. Congress should pass immigration reform that protects LGBT families and asylum-seekers.
  • The U.S. Congress should pass an LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act.
  • The President should appoint highly qualified transgender people to key positions throughout the Administration.
  • NCTE will support advancement of equality through new laws and policies at the state level.

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