Haaland statement on banning transgender individuals from military service

Supreme Court decision to uphold this irrational ban is devastating for the transgender service members and enables blatant discrimination against transgender service members, says Haaland. Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna. She will serve in leadership roles as the 116th Congress Freshman Class Representative to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, House Democratic Region VI Whip (Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona) and Deputy Whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus.Photo courtesy: haaland.house.gov

Equality is continuously under attack by this administration, says Haaland

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Office of Representative Debra Haaland (D-NM-01)

​Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Supreme Court allowed the administration’s order to bar transgender people from serving in the military to continue:

“Transgender people have proudly and openly served our country for the past several years.  Yet, equality is continuously under attack by this administration. Today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold this irrational ban is devastating for the transgender service members and enables blatant discrimination against transgender service members. 

“Preventing people from devoting their lives to their country simply due to their gender identity is a cruel affront on American values. I am incredibly disappointed by the Supreme Court’s refusal to uphold the rights of the transgender community. This irrational ban distracts from service, does nothing to promote military readiness, and directly opposes the American belief in coming together to support our country regardless of background.”

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Ahmadreamah
Ahmadreamah

It's not the gender identity. It's the cost of maintaining their gender dysmorphia. My son suffers from a different mental illness, schizoaffective disorder, and he cannot serve for the same reason. His medication helps him work and be productive, but it costs $1200/month. The discussion here should be the high cost of medication.