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Awaiting formal White House guidance on transgenders: Pentagon

01 August 2017, 10:50 | Floyd Cook

Conservatives We didn’t ask for ban President Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States

Conservatives We didn’t ask for ban	 	 	 			President Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States

Out of the blue, with no new data and the same team of generals, President Donald Trump has decided that he wants to reinstate the ban on transgender people in the military, reversing Obama administration regulations allowing all men and women, regardless of gender identity, to serve their country.

The letter, sent to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, urges Congress to protect transgender service members through explicit language added to the National Defense Authorization Act, which is now being debated.

And yet this week Trump blasted out a series of early morning tweets announcing that transgender people will be banned from military service.

President Trump cited the decision on the medical costs associated with transgender troops.

"Please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military", Trump tweeted, even as hundreds, if not thousands were already serving.

McGinn responded to Trump's reasoning behind his ban, in which he said that allowing active service members to receive transgender surgery resulted in "tremendous medical costs" and "disruption".

"VA's policy has not changed".


Speaking to journalists last week, Whitehouse Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that "the White House will work with the Department of Defense and all of the relevant parties to make sure that we fully implement this policy moving forward and do so in a lawful manner".

"There will be no modifications to the current policy until the President's direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary has issued implementation guidance", Dunford said.

"We strongly oppose this policy change, and urge you to advise the president against it", the letter says. It may be that Americans believe that having transgenders in the ranks will be somewhat bad for morale but not so awful that it should trump a patriot's chance to fight for his or her country.

If transgender individuals truly desire to serve their country, then, by all means, permit them to do so.

He said the ban is "probably supported by the vast majority of Americans". Trump also undercut Mattis, who announced a six-month study on the issue in June.

She explained her surprising position to The Blaze arguing that transgender people are no more entitled to be in the military than people who suffer from diabetes or asthma. "In fact, research has shown that trans veterans would want to return to the military if the environment allowed for it". The Lambda Democratic Club board voted unanimously to take immediate action with its membership throughout Contra Costa County to combat this reversal in policy and to advocate within the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County and the California Democratic Party, including the Veterans Caucus and the LGBT Caucus.

While this is not chump change, to keep things in perspective, the USA military annually spends in excess of $84 million on drugs such as Viagra to remedy erectile dysfunction. "The United States Armed Forces have always been associated with honor, dignity, and respect in the fight to advance equality and justice at home and overseas". Nationally the group has more than 3,000 members.



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