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Statement from Mayor de Blasio on President Trump's Ban on Transgender People Serving in the Military

July 26, 2017

"President Trump's decision to ban transgender troops from military service is both fundamentally un-American and unconscionable. The United States should be leading the way on inclusivity and diversity, not running away from it. The brave Americans who choose to dedicate themselves to serving this nation deserve dignity and respect, regardless of their gender identity. There is no doubt that our military is only made more mighty when it embraces the inclusivity and diversity at the bedrock of our nation."

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