This week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued interim rules governing “transgenders” in the military. These will remain in effect until Mattis and the Secretary of Homeland Security develop a plan to implement President Trump’s directive to ban them from military service, which is due by February 21, 2018.
Current service members receiving treatment for gender dysphoria will continue to serve and continue to receive treatment, and those who have finished “transitioning” can continue to serve in their preferred gender. “Transgender” service members may re-enlist during this interim period as well. The only group of “transgenders” who can’t serve are new recruits who are being treated for gender dysphoria.
Interestingly, according to Family Research Council, almost 60 percent of active-duty military isn’t happy with the decision to allow “transgender” troops to serve openly. More than half of that group said the decision was also negatively affecting morale in the military.
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