In response to President Donald Trump’s recent call to ban transgender people from serving in the military, there will be an emergency protest at at 6pm tonight at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro.
This morning, Trump rescinded a policy set in place by the Obama administration that cleared the way for transgender individuals to serve openly in the armed forces. Today's announcement has been largely denounced by politicians on both sides of the aisle and by civil rights activists.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
On Facebook, more than 1,700 people have expressed interest in the event, which is scheduled for 6pm at Harvey Milk Plaza.
Organizers are asking supporters "to come to this emergency protest to show his administration and the world that San Francisco stands with the transgender community.”
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