The gutless Republican Senators will do nothing
Trump’s backwards trans military ban dealt devastating blow as lawmakers refuse to fund discriminationDemocrats in the House of Representatives quietly dealt a devastating blow to US president Donald Trump’s trans military ban on Thursday (July 30).Pink News UKBy Josh MiktonJuly 31, 2020A measure pitched by California representative Jacki Speier and sponsored by a bloc of 28 fellow Democrats barred the use of Pentagon funds to implement the policy, which went into effect April 2019.Lawmakers added the amendment as part of a package of reforms to a six-bill, $1.3 trillion spending measure, Politico reported.While no lawmakers during the voice vote spoke for or against it, the tweak will no doubt serve as a symbolic broadside against the administration, coming only weeks after justices extinguished Trump’s attempt to roll back employment protections for LGBT+ people.[…]“The Department of Defense should not be spending taxpayer money on a politically motivated policy that keeps qualified people out of the military, particularly when the military continues to face enlistment shortfalls,” director Aaron Belkin said in a news release.
Yeah, that’s right it is just a symbolic gestural because you know the Republican senators will block it.
As much as activists have pleaded for government officials to curtail the ban, the Department of Defense have not budged. “The Department is not considering adjusting existing policy,” the bureau said in April.
You know how to change it… vote!
Even if the bill passes and Trump signs it he will continue to fund and withhold funds where he wants to, he will just thumb his nose at them because he knows nothing would come of it.
The only way we are going to change this policy is to take control of all of the branches of government. The Republicans have shown that they are spinless to stand up against Trump and the Party.
Vote as if your life depends upon it because it does.