Trump’s Military Transgender Ban Backfires

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Citizen Journalism Project

New York, JULY 27

The LGBTQ community has condemned US President Donald Trump’s announcement to reverse Obama administration’s policy to allow transgender service members to serve openly in the US military.

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Trump on Wednesday announced sudden shift in his administration’s policy toward transgender people serving in the U.S. military.

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“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. 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,” Turmp wrote in a Facebook post.

Human rights organizations, activists and, politicians decried the ban.

“Every patriotic American who is qualified to serve in our military should be able to serve. Full stop,” former US Vice President Joe Biden said in a twitter message.

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Everyone who wants to serve our nation in the military should have the opportunity to do so – they shouldn't have to hide who they are.

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