TRANSGENDERS GET THIRD DEGREE TREATMENT IN THE U.S MILITARY
The American President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the U.S military will not accept transgenders. This is in line with Plans to restore the ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the US armed forces. The policy was reversed initially, and it was accepted by the American Defense Department during President Barack Obama’s regime.The policy under its final review will allow transgender individuals to serve in the military. Defense Secretary James Mattis made an announcement last month that he was delaying the enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender people to join the US military.
The President’s tweets arose only a few weeks after Defense Secretary James Mattis also said he will give military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender persons to enlist in the armed services will affect the “willingness or lethality” of the force. The closing date for that review was Dec. 1, 2017. “This is not as good as then don’t ask don’t tell, this doesn’t serve, don’t serve,” The National Center for Transgender Equality said in a written statement. “The appalling attack on our service members; is about bigotry rather than the military readiness, reason or science. It is indefensible and cannot stand.” They said further.
An anonymous soldier on reddit commented, ” Basically if you declare you are transgender, you’ll get a plan set in place between you and a specialist. That plan is flexible, but basically states how far you’ll transition, how quickly, etc. While in this process of this plan, you will be non deployable, still be the gender you previously were (however command will accommodate you a needed), and constantly be evaluated for mental health. Once transitioned to the extent of the plan, you are now given the new gender marker (and are treated exactly like that gender), are deployable again, but must continue checkups and continue taking hormones. One issue most had with this is it’s a very expensive surgery/process and effectively takes a soldier “out of the fight” for 1/4 of their contract or even more. So not only does someone else need to take their place, but Tri-Care (our health care) will take a hit. Personally, I think the estimated number of transgender – especially those who would want to transition while in the service – is blown way out of proportion.”
It’s unclear how the report will affect the estimated 6,000 transgender troops who are already in the military. Under a particular policy announced in July 2016, the troops were allowed to serve openly. Before that, the military discharged them for medical reasons. It’s also unclear if a series of tweets constitute a presidential directive, and whether Trump must sign documents to make the new policy effective. The decision has immediately drawn disapproval from Democratic lawmakers and civil rights advocates. “The president is sanctioning discrimination,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., speaking on MSNBC.
Many Republican lawmakers ducked questions about Trump’s reversal, while the Family Research Council praised the president’s decision. “I will praise President Trump for the promise he made to return to military priorities — by not continue with the social experimentation of the Obama era that has crippled our nation’s military,” Perkins said.
“The military can now focus its efforts on preparing to fight and win wars rather than being used to advance the Obama social agenda,” he added. “American president trump recognizes what the nation’s military leadership and when the American people realize, this Obama policy makes no sense.”
News Date 26th of July 2017