The American Medical Association recently issued a powerful letter in support of transgender servicemembers, affirming that “[t]here is no medically valid reason… to exclude transgender individuals from military service. Transgender individuals have served, and continue to serve, our country with honor, and we believe they should be allowed to continue doing so.”

This follows recent comments supporting military service by transgender individuals from two former surgeons general, as well as statements from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.

The American Medical Association’s opposition to the ban affirms what we know to be true — that the Trump-Pence ban on transgender servicemembers is baseless and discriminatory. Anyone who meets the military’s standards should be able to serve, and transgender Americans are serving – and are willing and able to serve – our country with honor.

Read the full letter.