President trump tweeted that he wants to ban transgender (aka gender dysphoria; formerly gender identity disorder) people from the U.S. military in any capacity.
He came to this conclusion after getting advice from his "generals" and analyzing medical costs.
In a Trumpian tweetfest he wrote:
"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 (sic). 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."President Trump's tweets came just several weeks after Defense Secretary James Mattis said that he'd give military leaders another six months to review the efficacy of allowing transgender people to enlist in the armed services. That is, they must decide whether it will affect the "readiness or lethality" of the force--the deadline is Dec. 1, 2017.
The National Center for Transgender Equality, an organization advocating for equating this mental illness with normal behavior, said in a statement: "This is worse than don't ask don't tell, this is don't serve, don't serve." The went on to say, "This is an appalling attack on our service members; it is about bigotry rather than military readiness, reason or science. It is indefensible and cannot stand," they insisted.
But Tony Perkins, President of The Family Research Council praised Trump's action.
"I applaud President Trump for keeping his promise to return to military priorities--and not continue the social experimentation of the Obama era that has crippled our nation's military." He went on to add, "The military can now focus its efforts on preparing to fight and win wars rather than being used to advance the Obama [LGBTQ] social agenda."
And the worst part is that these mentally ill gender dysphoric people want the taxpayers to pick up the check for their junk removal and fake penis implants.
While Trump may have tweeted during the campaign season that he would "fight" for the LGBTQ community, the word 'fight' does not mean 'grovel.'
It also does not mean that Trump's decision will put the LGBTQ people "back in the closet." That's a non sequitur. Transgender people just will not be serving in the military, just like people with other physical or mental disorders cannot serve.
And they will have to handle their own "gender reassignment," (as if they can actually change their gender--take a biology course, people).
When Mattis was being confirmed, he was asked by New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand whether he believed LGBT people should be allowed to serve in the military or if women in combat would undermine the military's lethality.
"Frankly, senator, I've never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with," Mattis responded.
A RAND study found that there are between 2,500 and 7,000 transgender service member on active duty in the military and another 1,500 to 4,000 in the reserves. According to Wikipedia, there are 1,281,900 active duty military and 811,000 reserves.
In the best case scenario, that translates to about 0.5% of active military consider themselves the gender they aren't.
Hissy fits to follow.