Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Trump Transgender Ban

Aug 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump ordering a ban on transgender Americans from serving their country.

“Transgender servicemembers have and are serving with honor, distinction, and courage.  No evidence has been ­­­­­­presented to warrant this ban, which is based solely on discrimination.

“With the National Defense Authorization Act making its way through Congress, I will seek options to block this action. Our servicemembers should be focused on the singular objective of protecting Americans. This ban will only serve as a disruptive distraction of that effort.”