Albany, NY – On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that he would rescind the Obama-era policy of allowing military servicemembers to identify as “transgender,” dress as members of the opposite sex, and use opposite-sex facilities.
Rev. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:
“President Trump’s announcement is a victory for common sense and decency, and for military preparedness. The President’s decision to bar ‘transgendered’ behavior by servicemembers will prevent female servicemembers from being forced to shower alongside male servicemembers that identify as ‘transgender,’ and will protect American tax dollars from being used to fund gender reassignment surgeries and cross-sex hormones for servicemembers. Most importantly, the president’s decision will enhance the combat readiness of our Armed Forces, who will no longer be distracted and demoralized by this misguided Obama-era policy.”