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Hagel backs review of U.S. military ban on transgender troops
Reuters ^ | May 11, 2014 | Will Dunham

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)

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hagel; homosexualagenda; military; obama
Would I enlist if I were 18 again? What do you think?
1 posted on 05/11/2014 10:44:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2 posted on 05/11/2014 10:49:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Would I enlist if I were 18 again? What do you think?

I did 20 years, and I am pretty sure I wouldn't do it again.

3 posted on 05/11/2014 10:51:44 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t every American deserve to serve on President Obama’s cabinet first?


4 posted on 05/11/2014 10:52:39 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BRING BACK DADT

at the very least

gays need to join the Piece Corps , not the U.S. Armed Forces . never a good thing .


5 posted on 05/11/2014 10:53:08 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

America needs to be led by warriors , not lawyers

we need to change everything that has happened , sooner , not later .


6 posted on 05/11/2014 10:54:25 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are bound and determined to turn the military into an effeminate social petri dish for every degenerate theory they heard in college.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 10:55:16 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: LeoWindhorse

Two and a half more years of this, there’ll be nothing left to save.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 10:57:15 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Jeff Chandler

What a cute image, I’m stealing that for later :-)


9 posted on 05/11/2014 11:06:29 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Satan is destroying America via these clowns.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 11:23:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Active Duty ping.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 11:26:58 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jeff Chandler; Mark17; Darteaus94025; LeoWindhorse; SpaceBar; Argus; F15Eagle

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.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 12:59:32 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

They get the world and the adoration of the god of this world.

It will not last.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 1:18:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: LeoWindhorse
BRING BACK DADT

Ahem. That was just a step in the direction we're taking now.

14 posted on 05/12/2014 2:15:40 AM PDT by Salman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes sir! Uh, Maam, uh, sir, uh, Maam, uh, sir.......


15 posted on 05/12/2014 2:36:16 AM PDT by GeneralisimoFranciscoFranco (I love liberals. They taste like chicken.)
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To: GeneralisimoFranciscoFranco

So sad. Klinger could have been a General by now.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 2:48:01 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


17 posted on 05/12/2014 3:13:26 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

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.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 3:20:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It ain’t my grandfather’s Navy!


19 posted on 05/12/2014 3:25:53 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

May the Lord bring His Divine Justice upon this country quickly. And severely.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 3:59:24 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I may be wrong but don’t they need to take hormones to maintain their preferred gender? What happens when they can’t get them? Bearded ladies?


21 posted on 05/12/2014 4:29:18 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson

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.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 5:01:39 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Code for, “we’re going to admit transgendered and pre transgendered individuals before the much more qualified.”


23 posted on 05/12/2014 5:38:41 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: All

One of these days they are gonna learn the hard way that pink, yellow and baby blue camo don’t work too well.....


24 posted on 05/12/2014 5:52:33 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What do I think?


25 posted on 05/12/2014 5:59:30 AM PDT by McGruff (Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: 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.”

I agree. I am also pretty sure an absence of mental illness is one thing that makes one qualified to serve.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 6:09:33 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

islamism=taqiyya


27 posted on 05/12/2014 6:35:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bk1000

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.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 7:01:10 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He said “qualified”. Obviously there was a reason they aren’t qualified. Might have something to do with combat readiness.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 7:06:22 AM PDT by MinstrelBoy (If you're a conservative today, you're a hero.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 7:53:15 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


31 posted on 05/12/2014 7:53:19 AM PDT by Saint Reagan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Say "Hello" to your new Commanding Officer.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 7:54:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mark17

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?


33 posted on 05/12/2014 7:28:01 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: NKP_Vet
And the Republicans sit idly by and cower down to him like a dog in heat.

Yes, they are all on the same side, the wrong side.

34 posted on 05/12/2014 7:44:31 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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