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Trump Ban on Transgender People in Military Stirs Outrage From Celebrities

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"Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 01:17 PM

President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military stirred a number of celebrities to comment on the issue, including actors and actresses George Takei, Mia Farrow, Laverne Cox and others, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson called the ban "a new low" for the president.

Miles Kahn, a producer of "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," pointed out that a transgender woman is a former member of the Navy's SEAL Team Six.

"I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military . . . this latest reversal of another Obama administration policy continues to send the message to trans Americans that our lives, our safety, and our service are less valuable and unwanted in this country," Cox, a transgender actress, wrote in a statement to Entertainment Weekly about the ban.

Trump announced the ban Wednesday morning in a series of tweets:

"Please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump tweeted.

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President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military stirred a number of celebrities to comment on the issue, including actors and actresses George Takei, Mia Farrow, Laverne Cox and others, according to Entertainment Weekly.
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