Trump just banned patriotic Americans from serving our country, giving of themselves to preserve a free and open society. Trump is helping America to enter a new age of intolerance and bigotry.
“President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memorandum directing the military not to move forward with a plan to allow transgender individuals to join, a senior White House official said.
The presidential memorandum also banned the Department of Defense from using its resources to provide medical treatment regimens for transgender individuals currently serving in the military, offering an uncertain future for transgender service members currently serving.
Trump also directed the departments of Defense and Homeland Security ‘to determine how to address transgender individuals currently serving based on military effectiveness and lethality, unitary cohesion, budgetary constraints, applicable law, and all factors that may be relevant,’ the White House official said.
The White House official who briefed reporters on the memo on Friday evening declined to say whether transgender troops would be allowed to remain in the military under those policy guidelines.
But the official signaled that the administration was returning to the military's pre-2016 policy under which no transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly in the armed forces.
The guidance comes a month after Trump said on Twitter that he would reinstate a ban on transgender troops, an announcement that took many in the military's leadership -- including the joint chiefs of staff -- by surprise.” CNN
Transgenders are not evil, they are not sexual predators, they are not abnormal, they are…
Human beings and should be treated as such. If these human beings want to serve our country, let them.