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Trump Transgender Military Ban Disgraces Democracy
March 13, 2019, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) denounced the decision by the Trump administration to effectively ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:
“The Trump administration has devised a convoluted plan to make it essentially making impossible for transgender individuals to lay down their lives for the United States. It is an immoral, degrading, and self defeating policy that will ultimately undermine the very national security that the president claims to be protecting.
“It is also a critical reminder that courts matter. Deference to the president over the protection of individual rights is at the heart of the legal rulings that have made pursuit of this policy possible, even over the objection of military commanders. The National Council of Jewish Women will continue to campaign for the rights of trans individuals in every context where they are threatened. Our values demand no less.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.