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  • Transgender Fights For ‘Right’ to Serve in Military

    06/06/2012 5:13:50 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 23 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 6, 2012 | JP
    John Ackley was a member of the Minnesota National Guard, serving in the Army’s 34th Infantry Division. He saw duty in Iraq back in 2009, before returning to the Gopher State and being placed on inactive duty. Now Ackley wants to be returned to active duty. But not as the man he was three years ago, but as a transgender woman. Ackley got a sex-change operation after going inactive. “It’s really where I should have been in the first place,” said the former Guardsman. Known now as “Ashley,” Ackley is in the process of trying to re-enlist. “It’s the structure,...