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Here’s what Laverne Cox had to say about Trump’s transgender military ban

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#TransRightsAreHumanRights

Yesterday the POTUS took to Twitter to announce that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military.

Actress and trans activist Laverne Cox was among the many celebrities who expressed their outrage on social media. The Orange Is The New Black star responded to the shocking revelation with a call to action.

She also issued this statement, condemning Trump’s decision.

“I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current President. This latest reversal of another Obama administration policy continues to send the message to trans Americans that our lives, our safety and service are less valuable and unwanted in this country, the country I love and hold so dear. Let’s all come together and send the message to trans Americans that despite what this president and administration proclaims that trans lives, safety and service are valuable, that they matter.”

#TransRightsAreHumanRights

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