My fucking God. Never before has a group of people with power tried so hard to do things that mattered so little for no other reason than being heinous assholes.
Such a narrow minded and overly simplified view you have.
There are many trans people who have served with distinction.
Sorry but seeking medical treatmemt doesn't make one crazy
fuck this. What a bunch of assholes.
Stop talking shit about people you know nothing about.
Worst. President. Ever.
There's something drastic mentally wrong with the people in this administration.
As a member of the military, who personally knows a transgender troop this really bothers me. The person I know is biologically a female, but even without hormones you would never know it. He's a great sailor, and doesn't ask for any special treatment, although he's gotten some funny looks for staying in female berthing.
I would understand not accepting people who need hormones and/or surgery in order to be happy functioning troops. The logistics of providing support, specifically temperature dependent hormone medication, is logistically difficult and in my opinion makes you unsuitable for military service. However not all trans people need these things, and those that are willing to adhere to requirements of their biological sex, things like physical fitness standards, medical, gender specific jobs, and berthing, should absolutely be allowed to serve. Not only that, in every other way they should be treated like the gender they identify with.
The military has a proud tradition of being ahead of the curve with civil rights. Remember we fully integrated African-Americans almost 20 years before the civil Rights act. We enforce equality from day one of basic training, and aggressively weed out those that don't adhere to these values.
Policies that outright ban transgenders seem to be fueled by bigotry, not practical necessity.