"The Department of Defense has the responsibility to uplift LGBTQ+ veterans who were previously degraded because of their sexuality"
"The stigma that came from that discriminatory law is something that continues to live with our gay veterans to this day"
As Congress hurtles towards the deadline to pass a new budget, the GOP added anti-trans riders to must-pass bills- some drawing a red line
"Rep. Boebert, just spent 5 minutes misgendering & attacking our Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness—just because she's trans"
This follows a lawsuit filed last month by LGBTQ veterans against the Pentagon for allegedly failing to remedy “ongoing discrimination”
They also want to stem flow of immigrants at the southern border & address the "unprecedented weaponization" of the Justice Dept. & FBI
The plaintiffs whom were kicked out of the military because of their sexual orientation, also want DoD to remedy ongoing discrimination
More than 50 people who attended were family members, friends, LGBTQ rights advocates, and fellow service members
In a poll released this past week, Trump leads with 52.4%, over DeSantis with 15.5% and the rest of the current GOP field at under 10%
Motivated by bigotry & desire to appeal to the GOP extremists more than 40 anti-LGBTQ+ amendments on 12 appropriations bills were passed