President Donald Trump has again proven to be no friend to the LGBT community. In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, he makes clear that transgender individuals cannot serve their country in any capacity.
According to your president:
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 U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming… victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.
Last June, the Pentagon ended the ban of transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military. Under then-President Barack Obama, this was part of the increasing progress of the inclusion of gays, lesbians, and bisexual service members. Certainly everything was not perfect and much was to be desired about military service – because the focus was more on inclusion and visibility than safety – but it was a conversation worth happening.
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