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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement after President Trump Bans Transgender Americans from Serving in the Military

Jul 26, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Johnson, a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus released the following statement after President Trump banned transgender Americans from serving our country in the military:

“As a granddaughter, daughter, niece, wife and sister of a veteran, I find it shameful for the president to deem a certain group of people as unqualified to serve in our military. The United States military is deserving of all who we are undoubtedly committed, dedicated and willing to humbly serve our nation. A person should not be deemed unfit to lay down their life for their country based on their gender identity. Our transgendered friends and family member should be treated equally and allowed to serve and protect our democracy and liberties.”