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Trump really doesn’t want transgender people to serve in the military

This week, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a bipartisan amendment that would reverse President Trump’s executive order banning transgender people from serving in the military. On Tuesday, the Trump administration made clear that it was not open to negotiation on the matter.

“The administration opposes the Sen. Gillibrand amendment,” a White House National Security Council spokesperson told the Washington Blade. “The president signed an EO tasking [the Department of Defense] with implementation.” The White House deferred to the Pentagon for further comment, which simply reiterated its intention to implement Trump’s order. …

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