In an early-morning series of tweets, President Trump announced a shattering new policy to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military. This is unacceptable – and illegal.
Trump has no basis for his assertion that the U.S. military is “burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption” because transgender people serve in the military. In fact, a 2014 report co-authored by a former U.S. Surgeon General concluded that the then-ban on transgender military service wasn’t based on sound medical reasoning.
The thousands of transgender service-members on the front lines deserve better from their commander-in-chief. Will you join me in the fight?