August 26, 2017/Press

NCDP Statement on Transgender Troop Ban Ahead of Charlotte Pride Festival

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin and LGBT Democrats of North Carolina President Ginger Walker together released the following statement after the White House announced President Trump signed a formal order banning transgender military recruits and ahead of the Charlotte Pride Festival this weekend:

“Transgender Americans are Americans, plain and simple, and they should be celebrated for putting their lives on the line for our country, not shamed. This latest order is a moral disgrace, threatens national security, and dehumanizes the very people we should be holding up.

“North Carolina Democrats will continue to fight for transgender North Carolinians. We honor those who bravely serve in the armed forces, no matter who they are. As we gather this weekend for Charlotte Pride to celebrate our LGBTQ community and the contributions they make to our state, we salute our soldiers and veterans for their service and promise the LGBTQ community that Democrats will continue to work tirelessly for equal rights. We stand with you and always will.”