Governor issues executive order in response to transgender military ban

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Gov. Dannel Malloy took action Wednesday after President Donald Trump tweeted that he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military. 

Gov. Malloy issued an executive order directing the Connecticut National Guard to take no action that discriminates against service members on the basis of their gender identity or expression.

The president said transgender service members cause a disruption and drive up medical care costs, although a study commissioned by the Pentagon found the cost to be tiny.

Anthony Crisci, director of the Triangle Community Center, worries about the ripple effect today's announcement could have far beyond the military. He says the president can reach more people with one tweet than he can with a year's worth of work.

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