Thursday, June 30, 2016

Disgraceful Decision: DOD announces ending ban allowing undiagnosed mentally ill aka Transgender People to serve openly in Military

That’s right I said mentally ill because I refuse to part of government totalitarianism forcing upon society a point of view calling the abnormal normal.  President Obama is having a field day this week first by making the Stonewall Inn a national monument, and on the Eve of the Fourth of July he does yet another shameful thing upon the nation.  How this so-called Christian can sleep at night I don’t know.  But, as the head of the nation he will answer for all this one day by a higher authority and it won’t be pretty!    

NY Times reports Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Thursday removed one of the final barriers to military service by lifting the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the armed forces.
“Effective immediately, transgender Americans may serve openly,” Mr. Carter said. “They can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender.”

The decision pushes forward a transformation of the military that Mr. Carter has accelerated in the last year with the opening of all combat roles to women and the appointment of the first openly gay Army secretary. He made his feelings on ending the transgender ban clear last year, when he called it outdated and ordered officials across the military to begin examining what would need to be done to lift it.

When Mr. Carter ordered that assessment, there were already thousands of transgender people in the military. But until Thursday, most had been forced into an existence shrouded in secrets to avoid being discharged, a situation much like that faced by gay men, lesbians and bisexuals before the lifting of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in 2011.

Transgender people have “deployed all over the world, serving on aircraft, submarines, forward operating bases and right here in the Pentagon,” Mr. Carter told reporters. “The lack of clear guidelines for how to handle this issue puts the commanders and the service members in a difficult and unfair position.”

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