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Antigay Claws Come Out Over Trans Appointment

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Peter LaBarbera of the antigay group Americans for Truth on Monday criticized President Obama's appointment of Amanda Simpson, a transgender woman, to the Commerce Department.

Citing a press release from the National Center for Transgender Equality, in which Simpson said she hoped she would "soon be one of hundreds [of transgender presidential appointees," LaBarbera asked, "Is there going to be a transgender quota now in the Obama administration? How far does this politics of gay and transgender activism go? Clearly this is an administration that is pandering to the gay lobby." His comments were made on Focus on the Family's Citizenlink.com.

"We should consider what transgender activism is about," he continued," which is essentially recognizing civil rights based on gender confusion."

Matt Barber, associate dean of the conservative and antigay Liberty University, seconded LaBarbera, saying that Simpson's appointment "boggles the mind. ... This isn't like appointing an African-American in order to provide diversity and right some kind of discriminatory wrong. This is about political correctness."

Read more about Simpson's appointment here.

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