Freedom for All Americans praises Pentagon reconsideration of transgender service banJuly 13, 2015 • 6:32 pm
July 13, 2015 | Owen Loftus | [email protected]
In June, Carter updated the Military Equal Opportunity program to include sexual orientation as a protected class, but excluded transgender individuals from serving openly.
Matt McTighe, campaign manager for Freedom for All Americans, released the following statement regarding the Pentagon’s plan:
“Today’s news brings us one step closer to equality in our nation’s Armed Forces, but it’s not the final step. It is our hope that after this six month period, the Department of Defense will finally allow transgender Americans to serve our nation in uniform. Every capable American deserves the right to serve openly in the military, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”