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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:28 PM

Trangender workers say Argentina jobs quota a step towards acceptance

A decree by Argentine President Alberto Fernández published last week in the official Gazette requires that 1.0% of all public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people.

The progress "has come at a price," Thomas Casavieja, who just started a new job in a state-owned Buenos Aires bank, said as he reflected on the belated government efforts to bring LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) people into the formal employment fold.

But it's a landmark moment for all that, he believes.

"More than just the significance of working, these are real concrete things, like being able to have a pension, having access to health insurance, and to have colleagues that care about you."

Argentina has pioneered minority rights in Latin America, recognizing same-sex marriage in 2010, and passing gender identity laws in 2012.

However, activists say discrimination against the LGBT+ community in the South American country still persists.

At: https://news.yahoo.com/trangender-workers-argentina-jobs-quota-053819870.html



Bank officer Thomas Casavieja at his new job in the state-owned Argentine National Bank, the nation's largest.

A decree signed by President Alberto Fernández establishes a hiring quota for transgender people like himself in Argentina's public sector.

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Judi Lynn Sep 17 #1

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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 03:36 PM

1. Very worthwhile information. Shares facts I had never seen. Great progress. Thank you. n/t

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