Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Jackie Speier sponsored a bill to counter Trump’s ban on transgender troops
"My civil rights are not an accommodation. They are an expectation, and my patriotism does not have an asterisks to it."
"I need for these currently serving soldiers and veterans to know that their lives matter and their service matters."
The group was excluded over their rainbow-flag logo.
Peter Heidgerd was dishonorably discharged in 1989 with a felony conviction on his record.
"I'm not concerned about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with," said Trump's pick for defense secretary in Thursday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.