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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Transgender Ban in Military

With all due respect to any existing transgender military officers, why would you want to defend the citizens of a country that hates your existence? I respect familial tradition, etc., but is it really worth it if your Commander in Chief doesn’t even want you “soiling” his military? Fuck ’em all. It’s disgraceful that he or anyone else would have an issue with a transgender woman or man defending their freedoms. They certainly aren’t out there on the battle lines. Historically, a king would be out there on the battlefield with his soldiers fighting side-by-side. It’s a shame that no longer happens. Maybe those motherfuckers would feel differently about war.

President Trump said he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, a reversal of the Obama administration decision that would have allowed them to serve, he announced on social media on Wednesday.

Citing the need to focus on victory, Trump said that the military cannot accept the burden of higher medical costs and “disruption” that transgender troops would require.

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Pentagon Repeals Its Ban On Transgender People Serving In The Military

Celebrate!

The Pentagon has repealed its long-standing ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military “effective immediately,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday.

“Americans who want to serve and meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to do so,” Carter said. “Implementation will begin today.”

“We don’t want barriers limiting a person’s qualifications to serve,” he said. “We have reason to be proud today of what this will mean for our military, because it is the right thing to do, and it is another step in ensuring that we continue to recruit and retain the most qualified people,”

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Meet The First Out Transgender Active Duty U.S. Army Officer

Respectfully, I think she is wrong. Each of us has a story that’s unique. They may be similar in some ways, but each story is our own and wonderfully unique.

WASHINGTON — Jamie Lee Henry is a doctor and major in the Army’s Medical Corps. She also is a transgender woman.

In holding an interview with BuzzFeed News, Henry is the first known active-duty Army officer to come out as transgender. She also is, to her knowledge and to the knowledge of LGBT advocates, the first and only active duty service member who has changed her name and gender within the United States military.

It’s not a secret within the military. When Henry requested that her name and gender be officially changed in mid-March, the Army “actually used female pronouns in the document” that granted the request for the change in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), she said. After receiving that in May, she then used the Army’s response to change her permanent military records in the interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS), as well as in her medical records. The changes came, she said, “I think to the surprise of many, that it was even possible. But it’s been confirmed, it has been changed.”

These steps may sound small and technical, but they are completely new to the military.

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A Nice Afternoon With The Women Of New Orleans’ Trans Veterans Support Group

Anyone who willingly offers to potentially sacrifice their life for millions of strangers should get 110% back from we who are the strangers. A-N-Y-O-N-E. No questions asked. Anything they need at anytime, day or night. For the rest of their lives. They should be paid the millions that NFL players and NBA players receive, because the NFL/NBA players sacrifice NOTHING and gain far too much. We Americans do far too little for the men and women of the US military.

Though transgender people are still barred from openly serving in the military, a small but increasingly visible population of veterans are demanding health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs — and getting it.

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Will the Supreme Court cement Obama’s gay rights legacy?

Out of all of the legacies Mr Obama could leave behind, I hope this is the top one. I know he’s been criticized about it in the past, but let’s face it: no politician is perfect from the top on down.

The Supreme Court’s new move toward a definitive ruling on same-sex marriage could cement President Barack Obama’s claim to having presided over the most significant advances in gay rights in United States history.

Obama’s term has already seen the enactment of a federal law protecting gays and lesbians against hate crimes, an end to the ban on openly gay members of the U.S military and the issuance of a Supreme Court ruling striking down the law banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage. Such unions have now spread to 36 states across the country. A new Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution could serve as the capstone on a record of change unparalleled on any other issue in the public eye during his tenure.

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