Mayor Lee and Supervisor Jeff Sheehy on Military Transgender Ban
"We are deeply disappointed by the mean-spirited decision to bar transgender individuals from serving in the United States Armed Forces.
This nation’s guiding principles promise equal protections and rights for every citizen, which includes the right to join the military. These are brave, honorable individuals who seek to serve their country by putting their lives on the line in defense of others. To deny them those rights based on their gender identity is bigoted and marks a betrayal of American values.
This is the just latest example of the discriminatory and divisive policies being crafted by the Federal Administration.
In San Francisco, we will continue to practice compassion, empathy and inclusiveness, while offering full protections for every one of our residents. We will always fight for the rights of our transgender community."