Chairman Crowley Statement on Pentagon’s Decision to Allow Transgender Individuals to Serve in the Military

December 11, 2017
Press Release

(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Pentagon announcement that it will allow transgender individuals to serve in the military beginning in January 1, 2018:

“This is welcome news for the thousands of transgender individuals currently serving in our military and those who aim to serve in the future. Serving in the military is one of the highest honors a citizen can give his or her country. Our military should celebrate and welcome the patriotism of individuals who volunteer to answer the call of duty. While today’s decision is a step forward for equality and fairness, we must remain vigilant against the hateful policies of President Trump’s administration.”