Washington, DC – A day after the US Supreme Court lifted an injunction stopping implementation of Donald Trump’s ban on transgender men and women serving in the military, US Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), has posted a trans pride flag next to the New Mexico state flag outside her congressional office. Rep. Haaland, who with US Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas last November became the first Native American women elected to Congress, posted the photo on Facebook with the caption, “The trans flag is displayed proudly outside my office door. #ProtectTransTroops.”

US Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Virginia) became the first member of Congress to display the trans pride flag when she posted the flag next to the Virginia state flag outside her office when she was inaugurated on January 4th. Noting that she is the aunt of a trans child, Wexton said at the time, “I want everyone in the trans community to know that they are welcome and loved even in the face of this administration and its attacks on who they are.” (Dallas Voice at Dallasvoice.com/2nd-trans-pride-flag-on-display-in-the-halls-of-congress)

[Editor’s Note: The actions of these women stand in stark contrast to the discriminatory policies of the Trump administration. Remember the hypocrisy of candidate Trump standing at the podium during the Republican National Convention holding the rainbow flag and declaring his support for the LGBTQ communities.]

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