Laverne Cox, Caitlyn Jenner Slam Trump for Transgender Military Ban - NBC Connecticut

Laverne Cox, Caitlyn Jenner Slam Trump for Transgender Military Ban

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    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended a new Trump administration policy banning transgender service members from the military, saying it was an "expensive and disruptive" policy. (Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017)

    Two of the most famous transgender celebrities in the country responded harshly Wednesday following President Donald Trump's tweet that transgender people will be banned from U.S. military service in "any capacity."

    Laverne Cox, star of "Orange Is The New Black" and a vocal advocate for transgender rights, tweeted "My fellow trans Americans despite what some may say your existence is valuable. Your lives, safety, & service matter. #TransIsBeautiful".

    Caitlyn Jenner, who has previously identified herself as a Trump supporter, tweeted "There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them?"

    Kristin Beck, a retired Navy SEAL who is transgender, told Business Insider Wednesday: "Transgender doesn't matter. Do your service." 

    "Being transgender doesn't affect anyone else," Beck said. "We are liberty's light. If you can't defend that for everyone that's an American citizen, that's not right."

    Beck served in the Navy for 20 years, according to Business Insider.

    While Cox and Jenner are two of the more high profile transgender celebrities to speak out, a host of other celebrities also took to social media condemning Trump's actions.