U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro responds to transgender military ban


WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 10: Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) speaks during a news conference regarding the separation of immigrant children at the U.S. Capitol on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. A court order issued June 26 set a deadline of July 10 to reunite the roughly 100 young children with their parents. (Photo by […]

WASHINGTON (KXAN) — U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, released a statement Tuesday in response to the Supreme Court ruling on the president’s proposed transgender military ban.

“I’m deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has allowed the president’s proposed transgender miliatry ban to go into effect, impacting nearly 9,000 of our men and women in uniform,” said Castro. “This policy proposal is discrimination at the highest levels against an already marginalized community, and will inevitably undermine U.S. national security. I’m grateful to all those who serve and defend the United States of America at home and abroad, and will continue fighting for you in Congress to protect your rights, even when our Commander-In-Chief actively subverts them.”

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Trump Administration could restrict military service by transgender men and women. 

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