July 26, 2017

Feinstein on Trump Reversal on Transgender Military Service

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s reversal on transgender military service:

“All Americans who are fit and willing to serve our country in the military should be given the opportunity to do so. President Obama recognized this and rightly decided that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve.

“Since becoming an all-volunteer force more than four decades ago, men and women of every race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference and gender identity have proudly served in our armed forces. Today’s decision is a step in the wrong direction.

“It’s nothing more than cruel to tell the 15,000 transgender individuals currently serving honorably that they are no longer wanted just because of who they are. Democrats will do all we can to change this discriminatory policy.”

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