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Sen. Merkley joins rally for transgender rights in downtown Portland

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley made a stop in Portland Tuesday in an effort to rally for transgender rights.

Dozens of people stopped by to listen to Sen. Merkley speak at Terry Schrunk Plaza.

FOX 12 spoke to several people who said they wanted to show their support after President Trump tweeted that he wanted to reverse a policy that allowed transgender service members to serve openly.

However, the president's tweet is not an official announcement, and the Pentagon says it will continue to allow transgender people to serve until it receives new directions from the White House.

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