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 “The Supreme Court has greenlit an abhorrent policy that not only endorses discrimination in our armed forces but also undermines national security by blocking talented and dedicated people from serving their country. President Trump’s disgraceful ban on most transgender troops serving in the military repays service and sacrifice with hate and it takes our military backward by undercutting this nation’s commitment to ensuring equal rights for all.

“In New York, we stand united with the transgender community. We took action in 2015 to affirm that all transgender people are protected under the State’s Human Rights Law, and this year we are enshrining those protections in State law once and for all with the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act. While this federal government governs by bigotry and division, New York will always fight back to ensure the dignity and respect of every individual.”

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