Tuesday, September 12, 2017

They Got Our Back

A couple of bipartisan senators are fighting for us by introducing legislation blocking Trump’s ban on trans troops.
Pair of senators submit amendment to delay Trump transgender ban
The Hill
By Jordain Carney
September 11, 2017

A pair of senators wants to use a mammoth defense policy bill to delay President Trump's controversial decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would delay any action until 60 days after Defense Secretary James Mattis finalizes his review on the decision and submits a report to Congress.

The amendment, if it ends up in the final version of the bill, could delay Trump's ban until the spring of 2018.
There is opposition from both sides of the aisle in the Senate to Trump’s plan to ban us from the military,
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said earlier this year that forcing transgender individuals out of the military was "a step in the wrong direction."

"The Pentagon’s ongoing study on this issue should be completed before any decisions are made with regard to accession. The Senate Armed Services Committee will continue to conduct oversight on this important issue," he said in a statement.
I don’t give it much chance to succeed.

What might help us is the fact that there is growing unrest in the Republican party over Trump and this amendment might get legs just to spite him. 

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