PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY'S EAGLE FORUM EDUCATION FUND GEARS UP TO DEFEND TRUMP'S TRANSGENDER BAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 26, 2017
CONTACT: RYAN HITE, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
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St. Louis, MO: Today via Twitter, President Donald J. Trump announced that "the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military." We applaud Trump's wise decision. We also know that this will be a legal fight, as liberals attempt to block the Trump agenda at every turn in the courts.
Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense is gearing up for the court battle that will ensue. We successfully helped defend Trump's travel ban before the U.S. Supreme Court by filing an amicus brief urging the High Court to overturn the lower court decisions, which the Supreme Court did.
"The Left is already planning to block President Trump's good ban on transgenders in the military," said Eagle Forum Education president Ed Martin. "Liberal groups will quickly run to courts, seeking an injunction against the Trump administration, just as they did to block his travel ban."
Martin continued: "We will not stand by silently as judicial supremacy interferes with our national security. Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund will do everything we can in the legal proceedings to fully uphold President Trump's efforts to make America great again."
As the president stated: "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail." We are now preparing for the legal challenges to Trump's sensible ban on transgenders in the military. Our Armed Forces should not be a place for social engineering.