Today, the Republican National Committee at their Winter Meeting, approved a resolution calling a transgender individual “a disqualifying psychological and physical” condition and Trump’s decision to ban transgender individuals from joining the military a policy “intent and prerogative to strengthen our military with sound personnel policies.” In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta released the following statement:
“Over the last month alone, the Trump-Pence administration has rolled back significant protections for the LGBTQ community, ripped apart families, and allowed health care workers to discriminate access to medical care. Today, the RNC decided to go even further and pass a hateful resolution, which only serves to subvert and further demean hardworking men and women who want to serve their country in the most honorable way they can. The RNC has proven they are more than willing to deny basic rights to LGBTQ Americans all while accepting money from an accused sexual predator and funneling money to an alleged child molester.
“Every American deserves respect and Democrats will not rest until every American is given the opportunity, respect, and rights they deserve under the Constitution.”