Kansas Congressional delegation reacts to transgender ban
July 27, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two members of Kansas' Congressional delegation say they disagree with President Donald Trump's proposal to ban transgender people from serving in the military, although they agree the government shouldn't pay for gender transition surgeries or hormone treatments.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder and a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, both Republicans, said in statements Wednesday that anyone who wants to serve in the military should be allowed to do so.
The two voted earlier this month in favor of an amendment prohibiting therapies or surgeries for transgender troops. The a...