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Dunford says transgender policy unchanged for now

Dunford says transgender policy unchanged for now

Dunford says transgender policy unchanged for now

On Wednesday morning, the president tweeted that after "consultation" with "generals and military experts", the US government would not long allow transgender folk to serve "in any capacity" in the USA military.

She rebuffed reporters' inquiries suggesting that Trump had broken an election-campaign vow to support the transgender community.

"Think for yourself, if you woke up this morning and found out that your president just said we don't want you or you don't count", Terry DeCarlo with The Center said. "I look forward to getting much more information and clarity from our military leaders about the policy the President tweeted today".

More than a hundred people gathered at the White House, including some transgender service members and veterans who said they were "shocked" and "angry" when they first heard about the ban.

"Since becoming the Secretary of Defense", Mattis said, "I have emphasized that the Department of Defense must measure each policy decision against one critical standard: Will the decision affect the readiness and lethality of the force?"

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow.

Scarlet Castro Dixon is a transgender person who is married to a member of the Armed Forces.

On NBC's "The Tonight Show", host Jimmy Fallon opened the show by noting that Trump says he's banning transgender individuals from serving due to "high medical costs".

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Along with the phone calls, Trump on Wednesday singled out Murkowski on Twitter for being one of two Republicans to vote against the motion.

In her view, people who are qualified should be allowed to serve. It doesn't want anyone who is different to have the same rights they do.

It's unclear what role the Pentagon played in Trump's decision to bar transgender war fighters from serving.

"Thousands of transgender service members defend our country", Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said in a tweet. "I'm over it!" Thorogood said, as they marched with the crowd from the Castro neighborhood to City Hall.

Trump's Twitter announcement on Wednesday reverses a year-old policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review.

The Military Times also reported that US$41.6 million was spent on Viagra alone in 2014, and a total of almost 1.18 million prescriptions were filled for erectile dysfunction medications from 2011-14.

"There are an estimated 1,320 to 6,630 transgender service members in the active component, but not all will seek gender transition-related treatment", according to the study.

Bender argues that those against having transgender individuals in the military do not understand the changing times.

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