More Political Decisions That Affect Our Ability to Earn and Save Money
Nicole Dieker
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Transgender people are among the most economically disadvantaged people in the country, for multiple reasons, but primarily job discrimination. This is just another form of job discrimination because in many parts of the country military service is one of the few job options for young people. Furthermore, it denies transgender people an opportunity to earn access the plethora of economic benefits that come with military service, including education benefits, VA home mortgages, military pensions, preferential hiring in the civil service, and lifetime access to the VA medical care system. Not only is this outrageous from a civil rights standpoint, it’s a big hit for the economic well-being of transgender people. Shame on the Trump Administration.

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