Senator Gillibrand: I Will Overturn The Transgender Ban

July 26 2017

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Personnel Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee, says about President Trump’s ban on transgender military service, issued this statement:

“This morning transgender service members put on their uniform and showed up for their military duties to be told by their Commander in Chief via Twitter that he doesn’t want them in ‘any capacity.’ These service members are willing to die for their country, and this is an insult to their brave and honorable service. This new directive is harmful, misguided, and weakens – not strengthens – our military. I will introduce legislation and will fight to overturn this discriminatory decision.”