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Log Cabin Republicans of SD statement on trans military ban

Gina Roberts, President of Log Cabin Republicans of San Diego.
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Gina Roberts, President of Log Cabin Republicans of San Diego,  and the only Transgender President within the organization makes the following statement concerning President Trump's ban on Transgender service members.

Several weeks ago, 26 July 2017, President Trump tweeted that he would not allow the service of Transgender individuals in the military services, Log Cabin Republicans and LCR San Diego posted that we as an organization do not in any way support that decision by the President.  Since that time the White House has issued guidance and President Trump has signed that guidance to direct the Department of Defense to complete its study and present its findings to the President if the study contradicts the President's opinion. 

LCR San Diego stands by its opposition to any proposed general ban on Transgender Service Members and calls on the Pentagon and Secretary of Defense to complete its study on this issue and present its findings to the President as defined in the text of the Presidential Memorandum. 

We believe that a complete assessment as was previously requested by SecDef Mattis will reveal that these patriotic service members are not an undue burden on the military service, and that these members should be able to serve openly and proudly.  LCR San Diego also calls upon the representatives of the people of San Diego to work with others in the Republican Party to counter the misrepresentation of the statistics concerning Transgender service members surgical costs and their supposed period of on non-deployability, as those figures are incorrectly placing an undue and unreasonable burden on Transgender service members.

It is recommended that these representatives refer to the Rand Study for much more reasonable assessment of the total costs of Transgender service members.

LCRSD can assist in understanding these issues and we will be contacting your offices this week.

References: 

White House Memo:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-memo...

Rand Study Synopsis:

https://www.rand.org/news/press/2016/06/30.html.

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization representing LGBT conservatives and allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans. Log Cabin Republicans has state and local chapters nationwide, full-time staff in Washington, D.C., a federal political action committee, and a state political action committees.