Trump announces transgenderism ban in the military

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

Several thousand transgender service members - some of whom are fighting for their nation in war zones, risking their lives - suddenly wondered if they were going to be discharged because of who they are.

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

In a lengthy Instagram post, trans actor Laverne Cox wrote about her personal experience meeting transgender members of the armed forced.

The United States' top military officer, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, said the military will not alter its current policies until it receives additional guidance from Trump's secretary of defence.

Civil rights and transgender advocacy groups rebelled against this policy and threatened to challenge it in the court. Oh, and since a presidential tweet has no legal validity, no policy has changed. The question is whether these people will be subjected to the misery of lying and concealment. or whether they will be allowed to serve their country while being honest about who they are.

Secretary of Energy Ricky Perry on Friday declared his support for President Donald Trump's ban on transgender troops.




Democrats mostly supported military service by transgender Americans while Republicans were divided on the issue.

I am a semi-closeted trans-man serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and the president just announced on Twitter that he does not want people like me serving in the military any longer.

Activists also point to USA taxpayers spending about $10 million annually on Trump's trips to his golf ranges, and the US military spending over over $80 million on erectile dysfunction medication.

The Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County convened a special board meeting in response to the administration's reversal of the Obama Administration's 2016 policy allowing transgender service members to openly serve in the military. During his confirmation hearing in January, Mattis indicated he didn't plan to reverse the changes in the US military for gay and female service members.

Coming on the heels of President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from the military, the poll is a stark indicator that the policy move is far from representative of public opinion. Gorka doubled down on Trump's claim that having transgender people openly serving in the military would be "disruptive" by citing medical studies which show steep increases in suicide rates for members of the trans community. We daily sacrificed our time together, our comfort, and in a lot of ways our identity, for the defense of America - just as so many other military families do everyday. Nearly half - 47 percent - believed the policy change would have little effect on their own unit's military readiness. More people there thought including trans service members would make the military less capable (22 percent) than more capable (14 people), but a plurality of 43 percent thought they'd have no impact by and large. "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".

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