Truman Project Statement on Latest Transgender Troop Policy

Washington, DC -- In response to the new Trump Administration policy that will ban most transgender troops from serving in the U.S. military, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement:

"Transgender Americans serve our country in the military, intelligence community, and diplomatic corps with distinction--something President Trump used five deferments to avoid doing during Vietnam. His administration has put forth a cruel, spiteful policy that will disqualify current and future men and women in uniform from contributing to our national security. In the 21st century, our military's readiness and cohesion should not be held hostage to small-mindedness; we eagerly look forward to this policy being inevitably challenged and reversed."