Lambda Legal Applauds Passage of House Resolution Condemning Transgender Military Ban

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March 28, 2019

(Washington DC, March 28, 2019) – Today, Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution rejecting President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the military:

“We are so happy to see the People’s House pass a resolution strongly rebuking the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender service members with bipartisan support. This important resolution is a helpful step towards showing President Trump that the public overwhelmingly opposes his discriminatory ban, which not only hurts our fellow Americans, but also our national security. Lambda Legal is grateful to the 238 members who voted in favor of H. Res. 124, including House majority leadership and the resolution’s lead sponsor, Congressman Kennedy. We urge the Senate to take up a similar resolution immediately so that we can ensure transgender service members, who meet every rigorous military standard, are able to serve openly and given the equal dignity and respect that they deserve.”


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