Posted on July 26, 2017 Issues: LGBTQ Equality Military

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president & CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“President Trump’s decision to enshrine blatant discrimination against transgender individuals in the military, coupled with his effort this week to take away health care coverage from millions, is what truly causes “disruption.” His arguments for keeping transgender individuals out of the military resemble the same baseless, discriminatory excuses that were once used to keep women from serving. Our leaders should eliminate the barriers and bigotry transgender people face, not embrace discriminatory rules that do deep harm. Those honorably serving their country deserve better than tweets about unconstitutional plans to discriminate against transgender individuals.”


For immediate release:  July 26, 2017
Contact:  Maria Patrick ([email protected]) or Olympia Feil ([email protected])

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