Trump Just Used Twitter To Ban Transgender Americans From Serving In The Military

Today President Donald Trump banned transgender Americans from serving in the military.

Trump decided to use Twitter to announce the policy change:

This is a reversal of a policy established by former President Obama’s Defense Secretary Ash Carter. In an announcement in June 2016 Carter allowed transgender service personnel to serve openly.

Last month Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that he would be delaying Carter’s order for the rest of 2017 in order to investigate the impact it would have on military service and how best to integrate transgender recruits.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Dunford, said there was no issue with transgender soldiers already serving, but more time was needed to figure out how to accommodate transgender Americans who wish to serve.

RAND study indicates there are approximately 4,000 transgender individuals serving in the military.

We have yet to receive any official statement from the White House or the Pentagon regarding what will happen to those troops that are already serving openly as transgender people now that Trump has signalled they won’t be allowed to serve at all.

It seems that Trump has decided to betray transgender servicemen and women by throwing them under the bus. Trump’s reasoning alone is frankly vile.

Instead of recognising the important contributions transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines offer the United States, the President instead sees only “tremendous medical costs” and “disruption.”

Never mind the tremendous costs and disruption his Presidency has caused this country.

Add your name to millions demanding that Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP!


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August 23, 2017