March 24, 2018

Palm Center Statement on Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Palm Center Director Aaron Belkin released the following statement about the Trump Administration’s reinstatement of the transgender military ban:

“Today’s announcement fulfills President Trump’s July 2017 tweet calling for the reinstatement of the transgender military ban. In service to the ideological goals of the Trump-Pence base, the Pentagon has distorted the science on transgender health to prop up irrational and legally untenable discrimination that will erode military readiness. There is no evidence to support a policy that bars from military service patriotic Americans who are medically fit and able to deploy. Our troops and our nation deserve better.”