In June of previous year, President Obama asked the Pentagon to lift its long-held ban on transgender soldiers serving openly in the military. And that is the most important factor by which we should evaluate changes to existing military personnel policy.
And a day after Trump's tweets, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford asserted the current transgender policy will remain unchanged until the White House sends an official directive to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary James Mattis was reportedly on vacation. The U.S. Department of Defense further clarified that the office was awaiting formal guidance from the White House and would continue defending the nation while treating service members with respect.
"We will provide detailed guidance to the Department in the near future for how this policy change will be implemented". Yet here is another example of President Trump's failure to keep his campaign promises.
McGinn's transition began in 2000, the same year she was named senior flight surgeon at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, then the largest reserve base in the country. I love serving my country. Mattis insisted he wasn't presupposing the outcome of the study.
Stars like Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Peppermint, and an unobscured Sia decried Trump's position and affirmed their support for trans people.
When I returned home after a week of camp, I was greeted with the news that President Trump had announced on Twitter he was banning transgender citizens from being in the military.
Similarly, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have continued to speak out since President Trump announced this sweeping ban.
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Trump attempted to cast aside it all aside with a series of fired off tweets.
Cooper readily grasped parallels between transgenders in the military and anti-black racism (numbers are hard to come by as to how many transgenders serve, but the best figures available are rather paltry). The defense secretary less than one month ago told the military service chiefs to spend another six months weighing the costs and benefits of allowing transgender individuals to enlist.
You have to wonder, would Donald Trump even know if a soldier, sailor or marine saluting him was a transgender person? "Our military. can not be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail". They weren't drafted or forced into the military, they signed up. While the outcomes could not be more different, the Truman era effort to integrate the military still has important lessons for the military's connection to the inclusion of marginalized groups today. This is not about readiness or a strong military.
"I think that this sounds a lot like when we had people of color who wanted to serve, women, or gays and lesbians who wanted to serve", she said. We need to help those people, we don't need to try and force them into the hierarchical military environment where they are under the utmost pressure to kill or be killed, and that is why the president is doing this out of the warmth of his consideration for this population.
"To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military", Carter said in a statement.
"I believe that military service is a touchstone for patriots of whatever stripe", Mattis said.
Now Senator Gillibrand has the signatures of 44 other senators urging the Pentagon to at least let the Department of Defense finish a review on the issue before bringing in the new policy.
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