Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) praised President Biden’s executive order ending the ban on transgender individuals being able to openly serve in the military. Former President Donald Trump originally implemented this discriminatory ban in April of 2019.
“Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military, not only made our country less safe, but it was a cruel policy written up by a man who took every possible opportunity to discriminate against the LGBTQ community,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “Like all members of our military, our transgender troops are patriots and deserve our respect and gratitude. Thank you, President Biden, for taking immediate action to reverse this shameful, and discriminatory policy.”
Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress and Senate who are committed to passing the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.
Date: January 25, 2021
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