After Trump bans transgenders troops, Hoboken hangs flag in support

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Hoboken City Hall flew a transgender flag this morning after President Donald Trump (R) announced that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the military.

Hoboken flew the transgender flag today after President Donald Trump announced Transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the military. Photo via Twitter.
Hoboken flew the transgender flag today after President Donald Trump announced Transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the military. Photo via Twitter.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today for the first time, we are flying the transgender flag at Hoboken City Hall. Despite today’s decision banning transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. military, we here in Hoboken will continue to stand up for all people, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or sex,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer wrote on Facebook.

Trump announced on Twitter this morning that after consulting with generals and military experts, transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla and 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco, both mayoral candidates and the latter who is openly gay, both voiced their support for the transgender community on Twitter.

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