This morning Donald Trump launched a full-fledged attack on the transgender service members who seek to dutifully serve our nation. Claiming “tremendous medical costs and disruption,” President Trump called for a ban on transgender people from “serving in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”
Donald Trump’s transphobic statements are an affront to the 15,000 transgender service members honorably serving the United States of America. Research shows that allowing trans people to serve openly is beneficial to unit cohesion and the cost of transition-related care minimal. There is no justification for these statements. The trans service members who put their lives on the line for our country deserve more from their Commander-in-Chief.
FreeState Justice strongly condemns this latest attack on transgender Americans by the Trump Administration and will continue to fight for the rights of LGBTQ Marylanders. We stand in solidarity with the thousands of brave transgender people protecting our country.
We see you. We hear you.