“This is unabashed workplace discrimination. By prohibiting transgender people from serving openly in the military, Trump is not only attacking the LGBT community, but the very values of freedom and justice upon which this country is built. No one should have to choose between serving their country and being their authentic self at work. 

This announcement comes on the heels of rumored plans to undermine LGBT workplace protections more broadly–a move that would be both discriminatory and bad for business.There’s a reason why nearly 96% of Fortune 500 companies have policies protecting their LGBT employees: Not only is it the right thing to do but it’s also just good business. We are all stronger when LGBT employees can be out and equal at work.”

Selisse Berry, Founder & CEO, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates