Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Ban Transgender Individuals from Serving in the United States Military

July 26, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the United States military:
 

“Less than 1% of Americans volunteer to put their lives on the line to serve in our military and protect the American people.  The only qualifications that should matter for those who want to serve is a commitment to uphold the Constitution, defend our country, and be capable and qualified to carry out their duties. This ban dishonors the thousands of transgender Americans who currently serve in the military. They deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, not kicked out of the military. Our country owes a great debt of gratitude to all our servicemembers, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, as they risk their lives to protect our nation,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

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