Senate Amendment Seeks to Block Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

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CNN is reporting that Sentator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) have introduced an amendment yesterday to the National Defense Authorization Act, (a massive defense bill that is up for debate on the floor of the Senate this week) that would attempt to reverse President Trump’s ban of transgender persons serving in the military.

The amendment is the second the pair introduced on the transgender ban, and the new version is more narrow than the first, in what is likely an effort to try to attract more Republican support. The initial proposal also would have blocked the Pentagon from ending payments for the cost of transgender medical procedures.

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