The Obama administration will allow transgenders to serve in the military beginning July 1st. Currently, the military deems transgenders psychologically unfit to serve.
In 2011, the Associated Press reported:
“Military regulations state that men and women who identify with or present a gender different from their sex at birth have mental conditions that make them ineligible to serve. Those who have undergone genital surgery are listed as having physical abnormalities. Service members caught cross-dressing on base have been court-martialed for interfering with “good order and discipline,” according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.”
On Saturday, USA Today reported that:
“The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on transgender service members July 1, a controversial decision that would end nearly a year of internal wrangling among the services on how to allow those troops to serve openly, according to Defense officials.”
In 2010, both houses of the Democratic controlled Congress voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Obama signed the repeal. Many believe that Obama pushing to lift the ban on transgenders is part of a political agenda, which of course, it is.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R), chairs the Armed Services Committee. He responded to the announcement of the lift of the ban:
“If reports are correct, I believe Secretary Carter has put the political agenda of a departing administration ahead of the military’s readiness crisis. The force is exhausted from back to back deployments and spending their home-station time scrambling to get enough equipment and training before they deploy again. My focus is on helping the troops now — to be the most effective, deployable force possible.”
The announcement came on the day before San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade.
The Advocate, a top LGBT activist publication, reported in an article that the director of the Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Justice Project, National LGBTQ Task Force, Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán, said “This decision is a great victory for the many trans people who have served and sacrificed in the military over the years. They also served in fear of being discharged from the service for simply being who they are. Thankfully this now will change.”
Now that Obama’s “trans”-formation of the military is almost complete, a few questions remain, such as:
Will transgenders take women’s or men’s PT tests? Will women lose out to transgenders who have a physical advantage over them? How will morale be affected among the rank & file? Will transgenders use women’s bathrooms? Will there be a “Tranny Brigade” with its own standard, and multi-colored combat vehicles?
So many questions. I suppose we’ll get the answers soon enough. In the meantime, look out, ISIS, the pink brigade is coming for you. I’m sure they’ll have some fabulous wardrobe suggestions.