Warren on military transgender ban: “I’ll reverse it on the first day of my presidency”

by John Wesley Reid · Nov 6th, 2019 2:07 pm

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 10:50 am

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said she plans to reverse President Trump’s military transgender ban.

On her website, Warren states that she has “opposed the Trump Administration’s shameful ban on transgender service-members from the start” and will “reverse it on the first day of my presidency.”

Warren published her plan to address the needs of military personnel and emphasized her focus on trans service members.

“A Warren VA will ensure that every LGBTQ+ person can get the equitable, gender-affirming, and culturally-competent health care they need,” Warren wrote. “That means providing all medically necessary care related to the health of transgender people, including transition-related surgery, and allowing providers discretion to deem gender-affirming procedures as medically necessary based on an individualized assessment.”


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