Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits
President Donald Trump on Friday directed the military not to move forward with an Obama-era plan that would have allowed transgender individuals to be recruited into the armed forces, following through on his intentions announced a month earlier to ban transgender people from serving.
The presidential memorandum also bans the Department of Defense from using its resources to provide medical treatment regimens for transgender individuals currently serving in the military.
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....
Dr. Tim wrote: Aside from the moral and military readiness issues involved in this, the camouflage evening dresses were just plain tacky.
Bitter max Klinger Had a camo negligee A Sad 3rd stringer He did not go all the way HE Was a fake ringer At the end of the day Let his gender linger Wed that Soon-Li refugee & Still a bass singer His SCHTICK was comedy Like a wasp's pulled stinger Change to Drones u gotta Bee To be a full cross swinger Troops needed surgery Have to put parts in the wringer And pay a Huge! Huge! Fee That's a bad hum dinger Of Devil's mad insanity.
General Confusion in the Ranks
And it IS rank.
It used to be mocked as absurd Now? Tribunal Effective Review Dolts are heard.
The Democrat-controlled Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed, a few days before Christmas, legislation to repeal the law against homosexuals serving in the military. Back in 1778, at Valley Forge, however, Gen. George Washington approved the dismissal of a soldier for â€śattempting to commit sodomy,â€ť with â€śabhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes,â€ť according to Washingtonâ€™s papers at the Library of Congress.
President Barack Obama signed the legislation repealing the federal law (10 USC 654) behind the â€śdonâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tellâ€ť policy on Dec. 22, 2010. The Senate (65-31) had passed the repeal legislation on Dec. 18, and the House of Representatives had passed repeal on Dec. 15, 2010
As Stars and Stripes reported -White House and Pentagon officials fielded uncomfortable queries on their working to decriminalize sex with animals as part of efforts to update the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Back in the days before the "don't ask, don't tell policy", if someone was caught committing an act of sodomy of if they stated they were practicing homosexuals, they were dishonorably discharged from the military. If memory serves me correctly, the changes began with Clinton and were continued by Bush.
I remember when being interviewed by my recruiter, that was one of the questions he asked.
My guess is those already in the service will be allowed to continue. They didnâ€™t have to lie and the military welcomed them.
From the internet.
â€śThe Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965, S. 4023) is a landmark United States federal statute enacted in December 2010 that established a process for ending the Don't ask, don't tell (DADT) policy (10 U.S.C. Â§ 654), thus allowing gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to serve openly in the United States Armed Forces. It ended the policy in place since 1993 that allowed them to serve only if they kept their sexual orientation secret and the military did not learn of their sexual orientation.â€ť
Does anyone know whether Trumpâ€™s changes will affect homosexuals or just transgenders? I consider a transgender person to be the same as a homosexual, but technically they arenâ€™t. I use the terms interchangeably.