Updated 1/15: David Letterman insults trans people, again…

Breaking news! David Letterman isn't funny.

Breaking news! David Letterman isn't very funny

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…except this time the person he’s ragging on is Amanda Simpson, who was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commerce Department. Queers United, a fellow blog, reports that Letterman shows a picture of Simpson on his show, and then an audience refers to her as someone who used to be “a dude” and infers a sexual relationship with Ms. Simpson before running off in disgust.

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Hullabaloo surrounding the appointment of a transwoman to Obama’s cabinet

Amanda Simpson

Amanda Simpson is being called the first America’s first openly transgender presidential appointee in the the job she starts Tuesday as the Senior Technical Advisor in U.S. Commerce Department.

Reluctant to be the first, Simpson knew there would be issues, despite her exceptional qualifications for the job. And indeed, anti-gay leader Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth, 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.”

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