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Recently, President Donald Trump announced that he would be placing a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military.

Since then, several celebrities have slammed the decision, including transgender starsCaitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox. This is particularly telling, since Jenner has been an outspoken proponent of Trump and was one of his most visible supporters during the election.

“There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them?” Jenner tweeted, linking back to a tweet that Trump put out last year promising to fight for the LGBT community.

–Trump’s military trans ban is disgusting and sadly expected–

Cox not only slammed Trump but urged others to take a stand in support of the LGBT community.

“I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current President,” Cox said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

 

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Article Courtesy of The Grio

Picture Courtesy of Kevin Winter, Mireya Acierto, and Getty Images

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