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July 28, 2017

Transgender individuals who currenly serve, or intend on serving in our military, are patriots

A few days ago President Donald Trump “tweeted” his intent to bar transgender people from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military.  Transgender individuals who currently serve, or have intentions of serving in the military, are no less capable or patriotic. Gender identity is not a criterion for serving in the military.

The City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission (ERC) condemns any action to single out and discriminate against LGBTQ persons. We remain committed to ensuring equal rights will remain in place for all city residents.

As a Commission we will continue to uphold laws that protect all residents and we strongly denounce this misguided and blatant discriminatory statement. 

- Equal Rights Commission, City of Milwaukee