Pence wrote 'junk science' report for Trump's transgender military ban

The Defense Secretary reported that transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military, but Pence disagreed.

In a rather surprise move on Friday, Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military. The…

According to multiple sources, Pence held “a leading role” in the creation of the report that was put together by Ryan T Anderson of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ hate group. Pence, Anderson, and Perkins formed their own panel and released Friday’s report recommending the ban. Although the report bears Mattis’ signature, it is very different from the inclusive approach that he previously recommended.

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