BREAKING: Trump bans transgender service members August 25, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. — Late this evening, President Donald Trump issued a guidance banning transgender individuals from serving in the Armed Forces, and allowing the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to restrict the duties of already enlisted transgender service members.

The guidance also prohibits the military from funding desperately needed medical care for current transgender service members.

Linds Jakows, campaign manager for Freedom New Hampshire, released the following statement regarding the discriminatory ban:

“The commander-in-chief should be doing everything he can to support our service members, not discriminate against them. President Trump’s directive does nothing to increase the safety of our nation, nor the effectiveness of our Armed Forces. Instead, it harms those brave Americans, and their families, who put their lives on the line for our freedom and security.”