—Sen. John McCain, in a statement supporting his co-sponsorship of a bill which would seek to stop President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.
The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee joins Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Jack reed (D-R.I.) in sponsoring Senate Bill 1820.
McCain added: “Any member of the military who meets the medical and readiness standards should be allowed to serve — including those who are transgender.”
The proposed bill comes after new guidance was released last week by the Pentagon allowing currently serving transgender service members to re-enlist.
That is, at least, until the Department of Defense finalizes its plans to carry out President Donald Trump’s proposed ban prohibiting transgender people from serving in the military.
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