The White House is expected to lift restrictions on transgender service members in the U.S. military as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter
The Biden administration could act as soon as Monday to reverse former President Donald Trump’s directive
Updated Jan. 24, 2021 6:20 pm ETWASHINGTON—The White House is expected to lift restrictions on transgender service members in the U.S. military as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, reversing adirective by former President Donald Trump
.The move was expected after President Biden on his first day in office signed an executive order aimed at preventing discrimination based on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. He directed all agencies to address any policies in place that discriminated against individuals on either basis.
The Pentagon restrictions, put in place after Mr. Trump announced his decision by tweet in July 2017, were expected to be an early target of Mr. Biden’s order.Mr. Biden wanted to wait until his pick to be defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, was installed, one person familiar with the matter said. Mr. Austin’s first full day at work will be Monday, headtopics.com
after his Senate confirmationon Friday.During testimony at his confirmation hearing last week, Mr. Austin indicated he would support Mr. Biden’s plan to lift restrictions on transgender service in response to a question from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.).Read more: The Wall Street Journal »
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Yeah, that's what we need .... people who don't even know their own gender, defending our country. That just doesn't make any sense. IMHO Sure, this will really increase readiness, when the CO has to approve that chit for gender reassignment surgery. 🙄 Now that the Dems are back in charge, expect a return to DOD as a social justice laboratory, and a focus on everything EXCEPT actual warfighting proficiency.
RadByReality Now we can finally win wars again! It would be transphobic not to let transgenders win! One more thing. Right now if your transitioning your non deployable for 2 years due to hormone treatment and surgeries at a cost of 50k or more in healthcare spending for one soldier. Which can then get out on a chapter 8 after healed.
It’s going to increase the suicide rate even more in the military. Because they already have an issue with 8 times more then civilians. Transgender are 40 times more suicidal then civilians. Why increase the stress and the probability of more suicide? WalshFreedom where are you on this one? What could possibly go wrong with putting mentally disturbed and psychologically vulnerable people into the absolutely highest stress environment possible?
Should it really a deal what's between your legs (natural or manufactured) if you want to serve your country and stand up for the stars and stripes? In India worlds largest farmer agitation is going on since last 2 month 100 farmer died but no internatonal media is writing on this It’s weird this trans thing just came up in the past few years, it’s almost like the kids are being encouraged into it.
Let us hope we never have to go to war. It will be a sad sight: Our military full of men in dresses with painted faces holding guns. Why is this news? Let’s talk about Joe Biden & millions of money for him & his family from China. That’s news. Why did the Chinese government give them so much money? I’d like to know.
Uh oh Can you follow orders? Can you hit a target from 500 meters? Can you do twenty pull-ups and run three miles at a brisk pace? Great, let’s go! 🏳️🌈 Great enjoy Syria ! This is what unity looks like. This is the American Quilt. Why'd they even ban trans servicemen? So chicks with dicks in the women's barracks? or Vise Vesa? Awkward!!!
How lovely. 🙄 this is terrible news Finally transgender on the front line! Yuss queeen Because this is the most pressing issue of our time.