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LGBT advocates launch effort to block Trump's 'appalling' Army secretary nominee

LGBT advocates launch effort to block Trump's 'appalling' Army secretary nominee

Advocacy groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have launched an effort on Capitol Hill to block President Trump's new Army secretary nominee, saying his record of antagonism and hostility toward them is unacceptable.

The Trump administration announced Friday it was nominating Mark E. Green, a retired Army officer and Tennessee state politician with business experience. He has served most recently in the Tennessee state senate and was preparing for a run for governor.

But Green, who once interviewed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein while serving on the Special Operations team that captured him, has suggested that being transgender is a disease and sponsored...

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