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