Summary: The resolution expresses opposition to the ban announced on July 26, 2017, when President Trump announced via Twitter that the United States Government would reverse the existing policy of allowing transgender service members to serve openly in order to implement a ban on transgender people from serving in the Armed Forces. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the resolution on 2/11/19.
Folks who dedicate their lives to serving our country should be honored for their bravery, not attacked for their identity. Proud to stand with transgender servicemembers like Lt. Col. Fram, who visited the office to discuss the importance of fighting the
#TransMilitaryBan (Source: Twitter, 04/13/2019)
STATUS: Introduced 2/11/19 by Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION:
- 13 Powerful Briefs Filed in Opposition to the Transgender Military Ban (Source: GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, October 2018)
- APA Opposes Banning Transgender Service Members from Serving in Military (Source: American Psychiatric Association, July 27, 2017)
- Hoyer Announces Vote on Kennedy Resolution Rejecting President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Military (Source: Press Release, March 21, 2019)
- Full Page USA Today Ad Features Bipartisan Opposition To Trump’s Transgender Military Ban (Source: Human Rights Campaign, February 26, 2018)