Judge Overrides Transgender Military Bill

This is in no way meant to disrespect any transgender soldiers currently serving or wanting to serve in any branch of the military, but I don’t understand why you’d want to risk your life and livelihood for a country who doesn’t respect who you are as a living breathing human being. Is it that you come from a family with a history of military service? Is there some other reason I’m unable to think of? There are so many in this country, starting at the very top of the “food chain” who, quite frankly, abhor your existence, yet you’re willing to defend them. That’s pretty selfless of you, whoever you are. I hope that someday the people who hate you so much have a change of heart somehow, but I doubt it will be in my lifetime. Anyway, the good news is that you will no longer be banned from serving if you so choose.

The Trump administration must accept transgender recruits into the military by Jan. 1, a federal judge ruled Monday.

The decision prevents a ban on enlisting new transgender troops that the administration had sought to implement after an earlier injunction against the president’s order.

“The court will not stay its preliminary injunction pending defendants’ appeal,” Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia wrote Monday.

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Anti-Gay Stance Still Enshrined In Majority Of State GOP Platforms

This is why I believe whatever some GOP may say, it’s all so much hot air. Nothing’s going to change for them.

WASHINGTON — As support for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals grows in the GOP, the official stance of the Republican Party remains rooted in opposition to those rights. The party’s national platform, written in 2012, comes out strongly against LGBT equality and even calls for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

For the most part, the same remains true at the state level. According to a count by The Huffington Post, only seven states plus the District of Columbia have no mention of opposition to same-sex marriage or other rights for LGBT individuals in their party platforms. Fourteen states appear to go by the national platform, leaving 29 other states with their own platforms that oppose gay rights.

Oklahoma’s platform, for example, opposes “the elimination of laws against sodomy” and asserts that being gay is a “chosen lifestyle,” not a “genetic trait” — a claim that is disputed by top medical organizations. Texas’ platform states that “the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit.”

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