Laws targeting transgender care affect U.S. military members and their families
Hundreds of bills targeting the LGBTQ community have been proposed across the country, leaving some military members, who have little say in their duty station, feeling unsafe.
While military members take an oath to serve their country, their family members do not. But family members are still subject to a military lifestyle, which can include numerous moves.
The Exceptional Family Member Program makes an effort to ensure service members and their dependents are stationed in locations capable of meeting their health care needs, but U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alleria Stanley said the program isn't designed to meet all the needs of LGBTQ care.
SSgt. Stanley is actively serving in the U.S. Army. Her statements do not represent the policy nor position of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense.
- Alleria Stanley, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, program director Milpride