President Trump’s barring of transgender people from military service is a disrespectful, abhorrent move that targets a marginalized population and damages our country’s national security. There are 15,000 transgender people currently in the armed services, and these service members are brave Americans who help to make our country safe. President Trump wants to bar them from the veteran benefits they’ve more than earned, through this policy which harkens back to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Transgender members of the military deserve the respect of their president, and of all American citizens.
College Democrats of Connecticut stands with members of the transgender community.