Mattis appalled by Trump tweets announcing transgender ban

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President Trump has said that transgenders will not be allowed to enroll in the military reversing a year old policy criticized by social conservatives.

In general, Trump's ban leads the way for more authoritarianism.

Ortega, who has served three combat tours pondered: Who gets to decide if someone is a valid human being? "I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current President".

"VA's policy has not changed".

She explained her surprising position to The Blaze arguing that transgender people are no more entitled to be in the military than people who suffer from diabetes or asthma.

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Katelyn Burns, an essayist and a trans woman, lives in ME with her two young children. The report states that Mattis initially resisted the policy allowing transgender Americans to serve in the armed forces, but accepted that the policy was to remain in place. "And I think that using the expense of medical treatment as an excuse is bad". Trump's announcement was met by praise from the Right and hate from the Left. In Trump's America, trans people can't serve in the military, we don't deserve employment protections and we're not welcome in schools. "Transgender service members are serving with honor and distinction today and we ask that you, as our Secretary of Defense, assure them that their service will not be ended simply because of who they are". "Service members have been serving openly with no issues to readiness", Thorn said.

This total sum would cost up to $8.4 million but could be as small as $2.4 million, which is a small portion of the $6 billion total spent on military health care. It also found that countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom saw no effect on military readiness. Of course, Trump's tweets are often not the definitive word on a subject.

In his announcement, Trump said that the ban was needed to avoid the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" posed by transgender people serving in the military.

The American Civil Liberties Union called the decision "outrageous and desperate".

"Mr. Trump is simply denying entry into the military to capable male and female volunteers no different from any other man or woman", it said. "And that is why the president is doing this out of the warmth of his consideration for this population". His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw now serving transgender soldiers into limbo.

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Dunford began his memo to the nation's military leaders: "I know there are questions about yesterday's announcement". "I would challenge them [in court]". Apparently this is seen as more important than allowing transgender people to serve their country. If your mate is non binary, you just say "I'm meeting them later". "That is a waste of money".

Dixon even said she is "very satisfied" with the policy and doesn't think it's a sign Trump is anti-LGBT. On Wednesday, he announced that the US military will no longer "accept or allow" transgender people in its ranks.

It's an unforgiving standard but a necessary one if USA forces are going to prevail on distant battlefields. We know that the Trump administration's actions yesterday as an assault on all working people. "Your guess is as good as mine", he said.

Less than a day after President Trump announced the ban on trans service, several military officials released statements that appeared created to correct Trump's belief that this decision is within his power. There were also bills passed to prevent the military from shouldering the costs of hormone therapy and transition surgery of transgender individuals, Catholic Online detailed. The amendment was defeated. "They're people too. Unless they're causing problems, they should serve just like anybody else".

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