Equality Florida Responds To Supreme Court's Actions On Transgender Military Ban

January 22, 2019 — Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order allowing the Trump administration’s transgender military ban to go into effect temporarily while challenges to the policy continue in federal courts.

Equality Florida Director of Transgender Equality Gina Duncan issued the following statement in response:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration’s cruel transgender military ban to go into effect is a slap in the face to both brave service members currently serving our country and those who want to serve. Enforcement of the ban means transgender service members will face cruel discharges. Transgender recruits will be denied enlistment opportunities while these cases proceed and transgender Floridians will wait in limbo until the Court has another opportunity to consider the case on the merits.

Since President Donald Trump first tweeted about the ban in 2017, the administration has been unable to provide plausible reasons for why transgender citizens should not be able to serve. This ban is bad for the military, bad for our country, and devastating for transgender service members. President Trump, and this discriminatory policy, only serves to divide our country and destabilize the operations of our military.”

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