45 senators call on Mattis to resist Trump's transgender military ban

45 senators call on Mattis to resist Trump's transgender military ban

The response from Arizona lawmakers was swift and clear Wednesday after President Donald Trump said in a series of early-morning tweets that transgender individuals would not be able to serve "in any capacity" in the military.

Demonstrators gather to protest President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the USA military, at the White House in Washington. And since we did it without the Military knowing about it, also proves that the Military has NO IDEA how many Transgender Military soldiers are in their ranks and have no way to control us from serving, so why try.

Carter wasn't the only critic of Trump's announcement.

Pentagon reporters don't usually do feelings, and we certainly don't spend a lot of time talking to service members - many of whom are skittish about speaking on the record to reporters anyway - about their feelings on Defense Department policy.

Gorka later doubled down on Twitter, writing on the social media platform that the Trump administration will "refuse to treat the American military as an ideological petri dish". This reversed the Obama administration's decision to welcome such individuals into the military service.

This shocking and divisive news has been a prominent topic of discussion since its announcement for many reasons. I love serving my country.

In other words, Trump has no plan for how to proceed and hasn't given his military leaders time to develop protocols.

Often those being rejected or dismissed would ask, "Isn't there a desk job where I can serve in the rear echelon?" I have two grandfathers, an uncle, and two cousins who have served honorably and sacrificed with honor.

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When asked about the impact on military capabilities, 14 per cent said prohibiting transgender service members made the military "more capable" while 43 per cent said "no impact", 22 per cent said "less capable" and the rest said they don't know. Certainly, their desire to serve is laudable.

To all the allies and Supporters of Transgender Veterans, the Transgender Community, members of the Transgender Military serving now and the LGBTQ Community, Thank You, for your support and all you have done. On this basis alone, under existing rules applicable to all, they would not be allowed to join.

The author explained that evangelicals were more concerned about the appointment of an ambassador-at-large for global religious freedom.

So, it seems caution is prudent.

"There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president's direction has been received by the secretary of defence and the secretary has issued implementation guidance", Dunford wrote in a letter.

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, provided more insight on that decision, saying "Our decision to delay the accessions ... was largely based on a disagreement on the science of how mental-health care and hormone therapy for transgender individuals would help solve the medical issues that are associated with gender dysphoria".

"We strongly oppose this policy change, and urge you to advise the president against it", the letter says. The stakes are too high to experiment with our national defense or to inadvertently cause harm to those wishing to serve.