State National Guards defy the POTUS because of the trans troops ban


National Guards in at least five states will continue to welcome trans servicemen and servicewomen, even though there is now a law forbidding to do so. National Guard is one of a few parts of the American armed forces which is not federally controlled, so it is not required for it to obey the military laws that were, like trans troops ban, enacted on the federal level. The southern border states of California, Nevada and New Mexico have all signaled that they, as well as Oregon and Washington, are welcoming trans servicepeople now and they are going to do it furthermore. A spokesperson for New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, in part, told Kob4 that there are no plans to discharge military officers as long as they do their job effectively and discrimination against them on the basis of gender identity cannot be tolerated. Oregon governor Kate Brown, who is bisexual, confirmed to The Daily Beast: “[I am] appalled that the Supreme Court is delivering an intentional blow to civil rights by supporting a push from the Trump Administration to bar transgender people from serving in the military. I will use every option available to ensure that every eligible Oregonian, regardless of gender identity, can serve their state and country.”


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