Elizabeth Warren promises to overturn Trump’s trans military ban on first day in office

Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has pledged to overturn Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members on her very first day in office if elected.

Warren made her pledge in a tweet and released additional details in a plan entitled “Keeping Our Promises to Our Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families” which she unveiled just before the upcoming November 11 Veteran’s Day holiday.

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In her tweet, Warren said, “A Warren administration will protect the rights of LGBTQ+, women, Black, and Latinx service members. I’ll reverse Trump’s shameful ban on trans service members on Day One. My administration will protect veterans and family members of serving military personnel from deportation.”

In addition to that pledge, Warren also said she planned on challenging the Pentagon’s policies of disallowing HIV-positive servicemembers to serve; to reinstate honorable discharges and veterans benefits for all LGBTQ servicemembers who were discharged under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”; and to include the LGBTQ population in the Department of Veterans Affairs’s Center for Minority Veterans, “ensuring that they receive targeted outreach and equal care and are treated with dignity and respect … including transition-related surgery.”

Her plan also pledges to help improve methods for addressing sexual assault in the military, to expand mental health services in hopes of reducing veteran suicides and addiction issues, and to reform the U.S Department of Veterans Affair so that veterans can access services that’ll help them and their families re-integrate into U.S. civilian life after serving.

She also plans on empowering the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to go after “scammers” who target the pension benefits of low-income and older veterans in assisted care.

Here are her Tweets outlining some of her plans:

Real Clear Politics currently shows Warren polling above Trump by over 7 points.


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