Lawmakers fly trans flags while condemning Trump’s Military Ban

Hundreds of lawmakers displayed trans flags in the halls of Congress during #TransVisibilityWeek joining with 238 other Congress members in bipartisan support of trans people and in condemnation of Trump’s Military Trans Ban.

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Thursday the House passed a resolution formally condemning the Trump administration’s transgender military ban in a 238-185 vote.

Five Republicans joined every Democrat in backing the measure, which was spearheaded by Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), who serves as the chair of the Equality Caucus’s Transgender Equality Task Force.

The ban allows transgender people to serve as long as they are not transgender.

Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, noted that the vote shows trans people have friends on Capitol Hill, and she added, “We know what this ban is about, and it is not about military readiness … what this is about is some people who want to marginalize transgender people.”

The flags, distributed by the National Center for Transgender Equality to every legislator on the hill are part of an annual global effort to increase transgender visibility.

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