Trump's ban on transgender people in military is 'based on bigotry'

The announcement is the latest discriminatory move from Donald Trump © Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Following tweets from President Donald Trump announcing that the USA would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the country’s military, Tarah Demant, director of Amnesty International USA’s Gender, Sexuality and Identity programme, said:

“Today’s announcement violates the human rights of all transgender Americans. 

“It lays bare the president’s prejudice and underlines the fact that creating policy based on bigotry is becoming a dangerous and cruel pattern for President Trump. 

“The administration continues to target minority communities without pause and without facts. 

“From stripping protections from transgender students to today’s announcement, the Trump administration has made clear it has an agenda of discrimination.”
 

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