CAN's Statement In Response To DOD Guidelines For Implementing Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
In another spiteful assault on the transgender community , the Trump administration has instructed the Armed Services to begin discharging transgender service members effective April 12.
“This is another blatant attack on what ultimately makes our military the strongest in the world. Serving our country has nothing to do with race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and everything to do with believing in our Constitution, the one thing that makes us all uniquely American,“ said Lora Tucker, CEO of CenterLink.
Today, close to 15,000 transgender troops proudly serve in the military, and President Trump’s ban has been denounced by former military leaders, Members of Congress from both parties, and the American Medical Association. This announcement by the administration reverses those gains and ignores that progress. There is no legitimate reason for this action, only hate at its darkest levels, and we must demand that it stop.