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posted Friday, March 15, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 11
Congressman Adam Smith statement on Department of Defense implementation of the ban on Transgender military service
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Congressman Adam Smith statement on Department of Defense implementation of the ban on Transgender military service

WASHINGTON, DC - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about Department of Defense implementation of the ban on the service of transgender people:

'It would be prudent for Acting Secretary Shanahan to delay implementing the Mattis policy until the courts have made their final determinations. Any other course of action not only undermines military readiness, but is also an insult to transgender individuals who have served and are still serving with distinction. Anyone who is qualified and willing should be allowed to serve their country openly. Make no mistake, this is a discriminatory ban on transgender people, not a ban on a medical condition and we will continue to fight against this bigoted policy.'

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