Haaland has been vocal about equality for transgender people.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) put a transgender flag outside her office after the Supreme Court let Pres. Trump implement his transgender military ban.
Lower courts are appealing, but for now the ban stays. pic.twitter.com/fl1YhKSblu
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 23, 2019
— hypervocal (@hypervocal) January 28, 2019
“@Deb4CongressNM said a #transgender flag is ‘proudly’ on display outside of her office this week after #SCOTUS allowed the Trump admin 2 temporarily enforce restrictions on transgender people who serve in the military.” #Solidarity #LGBTQ #INDIGENOUS https://t.co/RErMESzNqs
— Todd Bohannon (@ToddBohannon) January 30, 2019
Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, invited National Center for Transgender Equality’s Mara Keisling as her guest to #SOTU @TransEquality @RepDebHaaland @MaraKeisling pic.twitter.com/eahWIs69rS
— NBC Out (@NBCOUT) February 6, 2019
Haaland met with transgender servicemembers before the subcommittee hearing.
Regarding the meeting she stated:
“We should be thankful to anyone who has decided to serve our country, but this administration has decided to single out a group of people for political reasons.”
“Transgender servicemembers honorably serve our country, and are not any different than any other service member: they come from families in which service is a tradition, they go through the same training and abide by the same requirements, and they are actively serving overseas. They deserve fairness and respect.”