ODVA Responds to President’s Announcement Banning Transgender Americans from Military Service

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Regarding President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday morning, reintroducing the ban on transgender people serving in any capacity in the U.S. Military, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs has prepared the following statement:

The State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs values and honors the contributions of all those who have served and continue to serve honorably in the military. Unequivocally, we proudly stand behind all veterans and service members who served with honor, regardless of gender identity, and we will continue to do so.