Skip to comments.Hagel backs review of U.S. military ban on transgender troops
Posted on 05/11/2014 10:44:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the U.S. military should review its ban on allowing transgender people to serve openly in the armed forces, saying that "every qualified American" should have an opportunity to serve.
President Barack Obama has made lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights a priority during his time in office, and in 2010 signed legislation ending the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that had prevented gay men and women from serving openly in the military.
Hagel did not make clear whether he felt the ban on transgender troops should be reversed.
"The issue of transgender is a bit more complicated because it has a medical component to it," Hagel told ABC's "This Week" program. "These issues require medical attention. Austere locations where we put our men and women in many cases don't always provide that kind of opportunity."
But in backing a review of the ban, Hagel said: "I'm open to those assessments because, again, I go back to the bottom line: every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it."(continued)
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I did 20 years, and I am pretty sure I wouldn't do it again.
Doesn’t every American deserve to serve on President Obama’s cabinet first?
BRING BACK DADT
at the very least
gays need to join the Piece Corps , not the U.S. Armed Forces . never a good thing .
America needs to be led by warriors , not lawyers
we need to change everything that has happened , sooner , not later .
They are bound and determined to turn the military into an effeminate social petri dish for every degenerate theory they heard in college.
Two and a half more years of this, there’ll be nothing left to save.
What a cute image, I’m stealing that for later :-)
Active Duty ping.
What’s left for the left to conquer?
- They own the schools
- they own the media
- they own the institutions
- they own entertainment
- they own the foundations created by capitalists
- they now own sports
- now they’re consolidating the takeover of the military
- and they have all the corporations and businesses and even the churches running scared
Have I forgotten anything?
Antonio Gramsci is smiling in his grave.
Ahem. That was just a step in the direction we're taking now.
Yes sir! Uh, Maam, uh, sir, uh, Maam, uh, sir.......
So sad. Klinger could have been a General by now.
I have bipolar disorder and take meds for it.
Would I be able to join the service? My guess is no.
So why should these mentally ill transsexuals be able to join?
They’re more messed up than me!
It used to actually be difficult to join the armed forces. No diploma? Sorry. Criminal record of any kind? Nope. Major or even many minor medical conditions? Uh-uh. Known homosexual or pervert? Forget it. Belong to a gang or Nazi/KKK/terror group? No way! Not a high enough IQ? You’re not for us. Credit or debt problems? Probably not getting in. Colorblind? Many occupations not open to you.
It ain’t my grandfather’s Navy!
May the Lord bring His Divine Justice upon this country quickly. And severely.
I may be wrong but dont they need to take hormones to maintain their preferred gender? What happens when they cant get them? Bearded ladies?
These people are stupid.
However, if we parents who have taught morality desert the military in the time of need, then we will leave the nation’s major military weapons in the hands of those with unnatural affections. IOW, these traitors to themselves, will not hesitate to align with anyone who strokes their egos, and they will not hesitate to turn their weapons against their own people.
We should NOT allow any “identified grouping” of people to be the military over people they see as different than themselves. That would be like encouraging a military whose members are all of the “Nazi grouping”.
We should not permit them to build our own demise with our own money and with our own knowledge and with our own refusal to participate.
Do not leave such power only to the turncoats. That is, I think, one of the things they are HOPING to accomplish.
Code for, “we’re going to admit transgendered and pre transgendered individuals before the much more qualified.”
One of these days they are gonna learn the hard way that pink, yellow and baby blue camo don’t work too well.....
“Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the U.S. military should review its ban on allowing transgender people to serve openly in the armed forces, saying that “every qualified American” should have an opportunity to serve.”
I agree. I am also pretty sure an absence of mental illness is one thing that makes one qualified to serve.
Chuck Hagel is an absolute embarrassment. He is a disgrace to Nebraska. His, and Joh McCain’s, actions leave no doubt that they worked, and have been for years, as willing dupes of the Democrat party. They simply have no shame.
He said “qualified”. Obviously there was a reason they aren’t qualified. Might have something to do with combat readiness.
Transgender operations to change the outer genital areas are extremely expensive. I’m wondering if transgender volunteering to get into the military might have more to do with access to free medical treatment than to patriotism.
Looks like I got out too soon. I would have enjoyed being female for one day every 6 months and only having to do about 12 pushups and run a 14:00 mile pace.
I retired from the Air Force as a senior NCO. No way in 40 hells would I go in again, and I tell any young person I can not to go in if they have any Christian beliefs. The Kenyan has destroyed the military by turning it into just another big social experiment. Lesbian commanding officers and sodomite commanding officers run the military. Asskissing general officers appointed by Obama never question one thing the idiot wants. They put their careers over the care and well being of the the troops and the mission effectiveness of the force. It is a breeding ground for predator homosexual predators. We had the finest military in the world since the founding of the country and the Kenyan has not only destroyed the morale in the military but very soon will have destroyed it’s capacity to fight a war with the Canal Zone. And the Republicans sit idly by and cower down to him like a dog in heat. From the sodomization of the military to women in combat roles that absolutely can not do, Republicans have been a willing accomplish. And when was the last time I general officer retired instead of bowing down to Obamagabe and going right along with the destruction of the force?
Yes, they are all on the same side, the wrong side.