Senator Wiener’s Statement on Overturning of Trump Transgender Military Ban

October 30, 2017

San Francisco –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the federal court decision overturning President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the United States military:

“Trump’s ill-informed, bigoted attack on transgender soldiers will not make our country stronger or safer. This ruling is great news for our country and for the brave trans patriots who put their lives on the line for us. Everyone who wants to serve in the United States military should be allowed to serve, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Today is a victory for justice.”