Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military spouses and their families, expressed deep concern over reports that President Donald Trump is expected to nominate state Senator Mark Green (R-TN) as Secretary of the Army.
“We are deeply concerned over reports that Mark Green will be nominated as Secretary of the Army,” said AMPA President Ashley Broadway-Mack. “Green has made a shameful political career out of targeting LGBT people for discrimination. All soldiers and their families, including those who are LGBT, should have confidence that the Secretary of the Army has their back and is working for their best interest. Unfortunately, based on his vicious, anti-LGBT record, Mark Green cannot be trusted to ensure all those who serve have the support they need and deserve.”
As a Tennessee lawmaker, Green has consistently opposed LGBT equality and pushed legislation singling out LGBT people and their families for discrimination. Notably, if confirmed, Green would replace Eric Fanning — the first openly gay Secretary of the Army.