FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, (617) 939-0808
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS RESPOND TO PRESIDENT TRUMP BARRING TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS FROM MILITARY SERVICE
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s announcement via Twitter that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to serve in the armed forces:
“Today, the President made it clear that his conservative culture war is more important to him than our military’s strength. The President’s abhorrent stance on transgender Americans serving our country in the armed forces makes our country less safe. President Trump is peddling hatred and promoting myths about the brave transgender service members who are currently protecting the American people – including the President himself.
“Massachusetts Democrats stand with the members of our transgender community and welcome their service to our country.”