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Reaction to Trump banning transgender people from serving in the United States military

FILE UNDER: Transgender


(All comments are reviewed before being published, and I review submissions several times per day.)

13 Remarks

  1. July 26th, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    K. Martinez says:

    Too all the LGBT people who voted for Trump, ROT IN HELL!!! That includes you, Caitlyn Jenner.

  2. I completely agree with President Trump’s decision. The military is not an appropriate venue to deal with gender confusion and mental health issues (i.e. transexualism). The military needs to be a cohesive killing unit with the purpose of destroying an enemy to defend the country. It is not a self-help group so that gender confused individuals can have their hormones and various surgeries performed on the militaries dime and time. If you are gay and you wish to serve in the military – that is fine. Once the tour is complete, then go explore your transexualism – but not on military time.

  3. @Rye-You are using the same pathetic argument that was used during integration of race in the military and letting gay soldiers serve openly. It didn’t work then and doesn’t work now. There are ALREADY trans soldiers in the military and no one except the religious right care.

    You are also very ignorant when it comes to orientation and gender. It’s not a choice or an experiment, it’s who you are.

    And finally when it comes to cost, we spend 5-10 times more on viagra than we would on hormones etc. These men and women lay their LIVES on the line for us, including people like you.

    Let. Them. Serve. Openly!

  4. @Rye-Being gay is not the same as being trans. PLEASE get educated on this issue. You really need it.

  5. To the Log Cabin Republicans, to the voters who went on purity, to the men and women who could not be bothered to vote or voted for Johnson/Stein-you OWN this mess. I hope you’re proud of yourselves.

  6. Just another diversion from Neon Hitler; something he’s very good at doing. This time, however, he may have bitten off more than he can chew because the gay community is strong and we fight back really well. Fuck with one of us, you fuck with all of us. Enjoy the backlash.

    I’d like to thank FAEN once again for the best comments on the topic and also for what you said to Rye. trump is pandering to the religious bigots by this move. Anyone with even a scintilla of intelligence can see this. Gay or trans people who believed trump must feel like fools, but I’ve noticed that the people who were so stupid to vote for The Lyin’ King are too stupid to realize just how stupid they are.

  7. July 27th, 2017 at 8:29 am
    K. Martinez says:

    “but I’ve noticed that the people who were so stupid to vote for The Lyin’ King are too stupid to realize just how stupid they are.”

    Joe, perfectly said.

    Thank you, FAEN for all you have said here and for being yourself.

  8. FAEN – My post was not intended to argue the various merits on the controversial decision to ban transgender people from the U.S. military, since the decision has already been made. I was merely stating my support of this decision despite its unpopularity. I can only assume that those openly serving trangender members will be honorably discharged from active service. I personally think that the military is not an appropriate institution for transgender people and it has nothing to do with the various medical costs. I agree with you that homosexuality, like heterosexuality, is a natural biological state of being, while I do not extend the definition of homosexuality to include transgenderism. Unfortunately, I am limited on my ability to eleborate on my views in this forum, as I have learned that Greg will sensor any opinions that waiver far from his own or those of his readers. However, in America, even a minority opinion has a right to be heard.

  9. @ Joe @ K. Martinez-Thank you both for your kind words. I love reading your comments and point of view too. We may differ from time to time but we all believe in the core of equality under the law for ALL.

  10. @Rye-As I stated in my previous comment, you need some education on what it means to be trans. I think that would help clear up whatever fallacies you’ve been taught.

    At the end of the day this isn’t about money or unit cohesion, this is about Trump needing the likes of Tony Perkins et al so he’s decided to ban men and women ALREADY serving with no issues from the military. Does it make sense to throw them out after all the money and time invested in them? Does it make sense to throw out members of our brave military who have VOLUNTEERED? To paraphrase Tammy Duckworth-you don’t care about gender, orientation, skin color or religious affiliation when you’re hurt and need saving.

    Trans Americans are like everyone else and they deserve to be treated equally under the law, with respect and dignity.

    I’ll end on irony-gender, orientation, race is not a choice but you know what is? Religion.

  11. @Rye-BTW, just because Trump tweeted his ban on trans troops that doesn’t make it law and the decision isn’t final. It has to go through the proper channels as the Joint Chiefs of Staff rightly pointed out. This WILL go to court and IMHO the administration will lose. There is no credible reason trans Americans should be banned from serving just religious animus.

  12. July 29th, 2017 at 10:43 am
    K. Martinez says:

    @ FAEN, absolutely we differ from time to time, but that is a healthy thing. What we do have in common and what all LGBTQ people should have in common is the will to band together in unity against the likes of Trump, Pence, Tony Perkins and his kind and push for progress, equality and justice for all.

    BTW, I enjoy and appreciate the comments you leave here on GIH. The place wouldn’t be the same without your input. You are a standout. Thanks!

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