NGLCC Continues to Oppose Transgender Military Ban

November 26, 2018

Washington, DC – The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has issued the following statement in the face of the Department of Justice’s recent urging of the Supreme Court to conduct an immediate review of President Trump’s proposed ban of transgender servicemembers from the military:

“NGLCC and our partners reaffirm our position that transgender Americans are a vital part of every facet of American life, from growing our businesses to keeping our families safe through military service. To call for the Supreme Court to rush forward a judgment that would remove them from active military service is nothing short of blatant discrimination against those brave transgender citizens willing to serve, and even die for, their country.

The previous administration ended an eighteen-year ban on gays & lesbians serving openly in the military, ensured same-sex partner benefits, and expanded workplace protections to LGBT federal contractors throughout the service branches-- citing moral and economic imperatives for doing so.  The Trump administration must realize what damage blocking America’s transgender service members will do for our military readiness and economic health at home, and moral leadership around the world.”

Statement to be attributed to NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson and NGLCC Co-Founder & CEO Chance Mitchell.

NGLCC continues to provide resources for members of the transgender and non-binary community interested in becoming an NGLCC-certified LGBT Business Enterprise through our Trans Taskforce. Learn more about the programs we offer for transgender and non-binary business owners by viewing our Trans Taskforce here.