“A high-ranking officer in the U.S. Space Force used her speech at a Pentagon pride event last week to rail against what she called ‘anti-LGBTQ+ laws’ introduced in state legislatures across the country.

Lt. Gen. DeAnna Burt, deputy chief of space operations, also claimed that such laws affect her hiring and promotion decisions, sometimes leading her to choose a ‘less qualified’ candidate because of a preferred candidate’s ‘personal circumstances.'”