Oppose Trump’s transgender military ban
March 24, 2019


Whereas, it is estimated that there are over 15,000 members of our armed forces who are transgender, and a RAND study concluded that allowing members of the transgender community to serve would not impact unit cohesion, operational effectiveness, or readiness; and

Whereas, notwithstanding the willingness of these transgender troops to voluntarily serve in the military, President Donald Trump decided, on the 69th anniversary of President Truman’s order to integrate the military, that these soldiers can no longer serve in our armed forces; and

Whereas, in January 2019 the Supreme Court ruled that the transgender military ban would go into effect;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the California Federation of Teachers condemn the arbitrary, divisive, and discriminatory decision by President Donald Trump to ban members of the transgender community from serving in the United States military; and

Be it further resolved, that copies of this resolution be delivered to President Donald Trump, current Secretary of Defense, current Senate Armed Forces Chair, current House Armed Forces Chair, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts.

  • Passed as Resolution 27 by CFT Convention on March 24, 2019
  • Submitted by the Executive Council