The House rejected an attempt Thursday to prevent the Pentagon from paying for gender transition treatment.
A total of 24 Republicans joined Democrats in defeating GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s amendment by 209-214, which recently passed through the Rules Committee.
Those Republicans include Reps. Justin Amash, Mike Coffman, Barbara Comstock, Darrell Issa and Frank LoBiondo, among others.
The amendment would have prohibited the Pentagon from paying for gender transition treatments like hormone therapy.
Pro-LGBT military organizations applauded the vote and called the amendment a “horrifying, vicious attack on service members.” (Read more from “House Rejects Amendment Prohibiting DOD Funds for Gender Transition” HERE)