The White House released a memo Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military. The action by President Trump is a follow-up to his tweets last year where he announced that he wanted to prohibit transgender individuals from military service. This is clearly a political move designed to appease his right-wing supporters.
Once again, Donald Trump has shown that he is on the wrong side of history, but the thousands of brave transgender members of the U.S. military aren't likely to go down without a fight.
“If you disagree with the politically correct thought police ... you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil. It’s almost as if I broke a law."
The Trump administration abandoned Obama-era LGBTQ protections. New York wasn't having it.
"The legislature may not be willing to undo their unconstitutional overreach and respect the rights of LGBT people, so we’ll just have to see them in court."
"I wouldn’t vote for anybody that does something like that. The logic, I just can’t figure it out at all. It’s not comprehensible for me. It’s just too stupid.”
Governor McCrory and Republicans "diverted" $500,000 from North Carolina disaster relief to defend an unconstitutional theocratic edict in court.
There have been more criminal charges filed against Paxton than there have been cases, zero in fact, of transgender people entering restrooms to commit assaults.
"It may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in."
What North Carolina is doing is "mean-spirited and inconsistent with the Constitution and decades-old federal laws because of religion.
"North Carolina's HB2 is deeply discriminatory and violates civil rights law in all kinds of manners."
"I wanted to make sure she was going to the right place. Because in times like these, you can never be too careful."
The hypocrisy is stunning. Video has surfaced of child molester Josh Duggar's biggest political defender, Mike Huckabee, fearmongering over children sharing a public restroom with transgendered people.
John Boehner's reaction in not wanting to hold a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act legislation is still wrong.