In USDA we had an employee at a meat packing plant transition from male to female. The agency stepped up and provided training and awareness. With minor bumps and issues about what rest-room co-workers were comfortable allowing the employee to use there was no major problems. From that time FSIS has been one of the leaders within USDA with positive presence and awareness and education of LGBT issues. There have been a couple of other individuals within the agency and our management thought it would be timely to establish an Agency policy. Private industry is clearly coming to tems with the issue and the Feb 2010 decision where the Federal Tax Court ruled that medical treatment for gender identity disorder (GID) qualifies as tax deductible medical care under the Internal Revenue Code. http://www.glad.org/uploads/docs/publications/odonnabhain-win.pdf
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