Decision by Leader McCarthy to allow far-right amendments to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) threatens health care for transgender service members
WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, called upon members of the House of Representatives to reject extremist attempts to attach anti-LGBTQ+ amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA is a yearly defense bill that provides critical funding for national defense and has a long tradition of bipartisan support. House Republican leadership has abandoned bipartisanship to instead cave to the demands of a small group of right-wing extremists to allow votes on a number of controversial amendments, including attacks on LGBTQ+ service members and their families. The amendments slated to receive votes are expected to include a ban on best-practice, medically-necessary gender affirming care for service members and their families. Gender affirming care is supported by every major medical association, like the American Medical Association (AMA), which collectively represents millions of American doctors.
To make a general inquiry, please visit our contact page. Members of the media can reach our press office at: (202) 572-8968 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.