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Social Security Ends ‘Gender Matching’ For Employee Records

By Zack Ford  

"Social Security Ends ‘Gender Matching’ For Employee Records"

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In a profound advance for transgender equality, the Social Security Administration has announced it has ended the policy of allowing employers to match employees’ gender markers with the Social Security Number Verification System. In 2010 alone, the agency sent 711,488 “gender no-match” letters. The change will help protect transgender employees from an invasion of privacy and job discrimination.

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