EDITORIAL | Trump’s trans ban is a step back in anti-discrimination

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 4:30pm
  • Opinion

President Donald Trump hit a new low this week with his Twitter decree banning transgenders from serving in the United State’s military.

While we share concerns about taxpayers shouldering the cost of elective surgeries, for any service members, the proposed ban is a humiliating slap in the face to thousands of American veterans who have risked their lives for our country, and a blatant and gross assault on anti-discrimination efforts.

Outlawing slavery, desegregation of the military, civil rights, Don’t ask Don’t tell, allowing transgenders to openly serve in the military — Americans have been fighting discrimination and working toward a society where all people are truly created, and treated, equal for more than 150 years.

This is a step back from those efforts, and truly makes us less.

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