January 22, 2019/Press

NCDP & LGBTQ Democrats of North Carolina Statement on Supreme Court Allowing Transgender Troop Ban to Take Effect

Raleigh – NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin and President of the LGBTQ Democrats of North Carolina Ginger Walker released the following joint statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would allow the Trump administration to move forward with its ban on most transgender troops serving in the U.S. armed forces:

“President Trump’s ban on allowing transgender troops to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces goes against the very values we hold as Americans. Today’s decision is disappointing and concerning. Systematic discrimination like this leaves a stain on our country and makes us all less safe. The brave servicepeople of our country deserve to live freely, no matter who they love or how they identify. Democrats will never stop fighting for transgender rights and the rights of everyone who defends our nation and faces discrimination.”