Los Angeles LGBT Center Responds to Trump’s Ban on Military Service by Transgender People - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center Responds to Trump’s Ban on Military Service by Transgender People

August 25, 2017
Contact: Gil Diaz

In response to President Donald Trump’s orders to prevent transgender people from serving in the military, Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings released the following statement:

“As President Trump pardons ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a criminal the president says was ‘convicted for doing his job,’ he is issuing orders to prevent transgender people from doing their job to serve our country in the military.

While he pardons a convicted felon and refers to white supremacists as fine people, our commander-in-chief is ostracizing the thousands of dedicated, hard-working transgender service members willing to lay down their life for our country and, against the recommendation of an overwhelming number of military leaders, prevent them from fighting for our country.

In the history of our country, has there ever been a time when we’ve been led by such a reckless, bigoted, ignorant, and morally bankrupt president?!

The military leadership and those in Congress must now stand unequivocally against the acts of prejudice that this order amplifies and which seem to come easy to this president.  His un-American agenda of hate and discrimination must be ended.” 

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