Taking away the right of transgender people to have access to the economic prosperity that the military can provide is flat out discrimination and wrong. "In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect".
We're fighting back, online, on the streets (there was the beautiful and peaceful protest on Times Square, pictured above) and those in power are too.
It's a struggle, she says, many current and retired servicemembers are going through - and one that is compounded with Trump's decision Wednesday.
"Sometimes you have to make decisions". I was known for the skills I brought to my work, for the analysis I did and for the recommendations I made not for my gender identity. The military did not then allow service members who were openly transgender.
It's an unforgiving standard but a necessary one if U.S. forces are going to prevail on distant battlefields.
Men are more supportive of the prohibition on transgenders in the military than women are. If their discharge was less than honorable, it is supposed to be upgraded to honorable. That does not include the money needed to train, equip and pay them.
I think of young trans people, across the world, at the beginning of their journeys. Breitbart News - usually a Trump ally - described Sessions this week as "a man who embodies the movement that elected Donald Trump president".
There are thousands of transgender veterans who have made enormous personal sacrifice to serve their country by subordinating their personal identities to service to our nation. The woman's husband complained to the company, which subsequently fired Mr. Zarda. The letter urges Mattis to advise the President against implementing the policy change. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats and unaffiliated voters by a 50% to 36% margin disagree. Transgender bodies are not the problem.
A Look Back at When Trumps Shared Support for LGBT Community
Although Trump's decision to overturn the Obama administration policy from 2016 of allowing openly transgender individuals to serve in the military has been harshly criticized, it could potentially save taxpayers up to $8.4 million dollars a year. He would disrupt our military, create havoc among active service personnel and their families, and lie that this was all the military's idea - just to create another issue to distract from his political woes.
Even without much information about how Trump's ban would translate to policy, the battle lines quickly came into sharp relief.
But since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell", the issue of LGBT rights has gained traction more widely, including with Republicans. Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis (who privately opposed the move, according to Politico) was on vacation when Trump tweeted the ban, and spokesmen referred all questions about the policy change to the White House, The Washington Post reported.
It appears that the U.S. Military has chosen to ignore Trump's stance on the matter, considering his expressed opinions on Twitter have not been enacted into law as of now.
That sparked a battle with Republican moderates who had threatened to block the House from turning to the spending bill. "Any American that has the desire to serve his or her country in the Unites States Military should be commended". When I first learned the news that President Trump planned to reverse President Obama's policy I didn't go to his Twitter account.
u/Miseryy: Surely there must be some false positives, and then what?
The reactions of many Christians supporting Trump's tweets were as knee-jerk as the tweets themselves.