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CLARKE STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISION ON TRANSGENDER TROOPS

CLARKE STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISION ON TRANSGENDER TROOPS

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released this statement following Supreme Court decision allowing Trump administration to begin enforcing its ban on transgender service members in the military:

“Donald Trump’s ban on transgender Americans serving in our nation’s military is extremely calculated, cruel, and inhumane.  Its sole purpose was to dehumanize and degrade brave women and men seeking to serve their country and further divides our nation.

“I am very concerned that the Supreme Court is permitting this ban to proceed for now, providing a year of uncertainty for our military and creating an opening for hatred, bigotry, and discrimination to take root. This was a shameful decision by SCOTUS that weakens our military and our nation.

 “Transgender Americans are not a burden and deserve to serve with dignity”

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