Celebrities React To Pentagon Lifting Transgender Military Ban
The Pentagon has officially lifted the ban on transgender service members. On Thursday, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that transgender troops will now be allowed to serve in the military, and celebrities are reacting to the historic decision. See the stars’ reactions below!
Among those commenting on the lifting of the ban were Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox, the two most prominent trans stars. Jenner tweeted, “Great start to the morning.” Meanwhile, Susan Sarandon wrote, “Incredible news,” and Emmy Rossum expressed, “Great day!!!!!”
“It’s long past time we opened the military to openly transgender people. Glad to see this step toward equality,” noted Bernie Sanders. Cox exclaimed on Instagram, “Finally #TransIsBeautiful #translivesmatter #transmilitary ban lifted.” Kathy Griffin wrote, “The ban is lifted effective immediately! Congratulations to the #Transgender community AND our military. #lgbt.” Gossip Cop will updates as more celebrities react to the Pentagon lifting the ban on transgender people serving in the military.