Even More Reasons to #FightTheBan

  • Currently, 19 countries allow open servicein their armed forces. There is no evidence to show any impact to unit cohesion, operational effectiveness, or readiness.
  • All five military Chiefs of Staffhave testified publicly that the existing policy has had no adverse effect on military readiness.
  • 56 retired generals and admiralsreleased a statement affirming, This proposed ban, if implemented, would cause significant disruptions, deprive the military of mission-critical talent, and compromise the integrity of transgender troops who would be forced to live a lie, as well as non-transgender peers who would be forced to choose between reporting their comrades or disobeying policy.
  • The Department of Defense has failed to provide evidencethe existing policy has impaired morale, unit readiness, or unit cohesion.
  • The American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and three former military Surgeons General each have affirmed the medical efficacy of transition-related care and have expressed opposition to the discriminatory ban.
  • House Resolution 124(Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals) was passed by the U.S. Senateon March 28th.
  • Transgender members of the Armed Forces have fought in defense of our freedoms with honor and distinction since our Nation’s foundingand have been bestowed with such commendations and awards as the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for their courage and sacrifices.