(BISMARCK, ND) – Responding to the president’s decision to ban transgender Americans from U.S. military service, Democratic-NPL chairwoman Kylie Oversen issued the following statement:

“Those who serve in our military represent the very best our country has to offer. They put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms we hold dear, and they should be honored for their sacrifices, not shamed for who they are. As former defense secretary Carter said today, if an individual is willing, capable and qualified to serve, that should be the only measure on which they are evaluated. The military is a place to honor service and sacrifice, not litigate social policy.”

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