Transgender ban in military - By the numbers

Transgender ban in military - By the numbers

Transgender ban in military - By the numbers

Earlier, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joe Dunford said that there will no change in the current policy unless such a direction is received from the White House. Last month, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delayed the new policy to assess its impact on military "readiness and lethality", reports CNN.

Previous year under President Obama, transgender service members could serve openly while the military studied how to accommodate transgender recruits.

"After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military", Trump wrote.

He said the "tremendous" cost of medical treatment was too much for the United States military to bear. Hasson said the President's decision is in the best interest of the armed forces and that General Dunford's memo makes sense.

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With Mattis out, chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White released a statement Thursday that the Pentagon was "awaiting formal guidance from the White House as a follow-up" to Trump's announcement.

"Another added that it would 'be fun to watch some of them have to defend" having transgender soldiers. And I hope you find that your heart has a bigger capacity than you give it credit for. She has been in the Army for almost two decades and says she is shocked and confused by today's news. The Rand study estimated that gender-transition-related medical treatments would cost the military between $2.4 million and $8.4 million annually.

Far from getting advice from military leaders to take this abrupt action, Trump blindsided them - and the entire military. "Thank you? Fuck you", she said.

Le Bouthillier also said the military has paid for 19 sex-reassignment operations between 2008 and October 2015, at a total cost of around $309,000.

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"Transgender people have served our country honourably for years, making our military stronger and more inclusive", said Jon W Davidson, legal director at Lambda Legal. President Trump said the military can't be burdened by the disruption caused by transgender service-members. Wish we could say the same for the president!

"This is a shocking and ignorant attack on our military and on transgender troops who have been serving honorably and effectively for the past year", Belkin said. "They can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender". "You really start to question", said the veteran, who is left with unanswered questions.

Candis Cayne: As trans women and men We have never asked for anything other than to live our life as our authentic self this hate has to stop! "The fitness standards are designed around biological characteristics of male and female, because they're created with the idea of how well an individual handles their body weight, which is the essence of military fitness", Hasson said. And we don't even talk about the ongoing struggle of the transgender community over the discriminatory bathroom laws. "It makes it hard to have an objective standard".

The Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT-rights group, depicted the Republican president's tweets Wednesday as a "heinous and disgusting" attack on transgender service members. "There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train, and deploy to leave the military-regardless of their gender identity", he added.

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