(July 26) – The Colorado General Assembly’s LGBT caucus reacted with outrage after President Trump sent out a tweet this morning saying transgender people would be banned from the United States armed forces.

“President Trump’s tweet this morning is a betrayal of the thousands of transgender Americans who are already serving honorably in our armed forces, defending our cherished values and freedoms,” the caucus said in a joint statement. “One of those freedoms is living our own lives, whether in religious belief, political expression or gender identity. We stand with our transgender service members and will do all we can to fight for their right to defend our country’s freedoms. You are not a burden; you are true American heroes.”

The Colorado Legislative LGBT Caucus includes co-chairs Sen. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, and Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, as well as Sen. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, and Reps. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, Leslie Herod, D-Denver, and Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver.

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