Donald Trump recently announced that transgender individuals are prohibited from serving in the United States military. This comes as a great obstruction to human rights. Transgender people are PEOPLE.
It is disappointing to see the inequality that continues to exist in our world. These are individuals who are willing to sacrifice their lives for our country. Such an act serves absolutely no sound purpose in the bettering of our country.
Much dissension has arisen as a result of this decision. In fact, Kaitlin Jozokos, from New Hampshire, began petitioning the President as well as 39 other departments involved in establishing this unjust law. It has already gathered over 193,900 supporters. Influential figures like Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and even Gigi Hadid have signed the petition. Imagine the change you can effect with a single signature.
As Jozokos stated, “This is utterly transphobic. Many people who served are going to be left jobless, and many others will no longer be able to fulfill their dreams.”
As of now, the goal is to get approximately 6,000 more signatures. You can sign here: https://t.co/Jb5y7INMx7
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The Equality Blog discusses more matters on equality that relate to this one: http://www.equalityfederation.org/blog/
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