25 Aug '17, 11pm

IAVA Reiterates Opposition to Trump’s Transgender Ban in Military #LetThemServe https://t.co/kTtpaqLsyI

New York, NY (August 25, 2017) — Today, President Trump formalized his policy, previously announced on Twitter, to ban transgender people joining the military in addition to other restrictions on care for transgender troops. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the leading voice of Post-9/11 veterans, swiftly opposed this decision when first announced which is line with IAVA’s platform on promoting equality for all troops and veterans in our Policy Agenda. Following is a statement on today’s action by the President from IAVA’s Executive Director, Allison Jaslow: “The President’s irresponsible policy decision to ban transgender citizens from serving in the military is not just contrary to American values, it’s bad for national security. In an era when so few people step up to serve, and just days after we are told more troops are needed to fight in Afghanistan, ...

Full article: https://iava.org/press-release/iava-reiterates-opposition...

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