Earlier this month military leaders indicated that they intended to continue the Obama administration policy that allowed for those suffering from gender dysphoria to receive taxpayer-funded sex change operations.
But as of this morning, that has come to an end.
Not satisfied with the status quo, President Trump tweeted earlier today that transgender military personnel will no longer be permitted to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Hopefully this is just one small step in the direction of ending the decades-old policy of using the military as a laboratory for social experimentation.
What’s even more intriguing is that Democrats will be in the untenable position of having to attack Trump on the issue during the 2018 election cycle in order to keep their uber-left LBGT base happy.
And of course that won’t sit well with blue-collar, rank and file in the swing states.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Holy Common Sense, Batman.
Barely a week ago, the military put off a decision on allowing the enlistment/commissioning of people suffering from the mental illness called ‘gender dysphoria.’
As I pointed out, the premise was insane. The military will not allow a person with braces to serve on active duty and the ongoing medical attention needed to manage orthodontics is nothing compared to that needed by transgenders in the pre-op and post-op stages.
As far as I can tell, regulations haven’t been published and the DOD website still says transgenders will be allowed to serve.
So this decision, assuming Trump didn’t have bad pad thai last night and wake up ready to tweet, was closely held and made at the service chief level. Probably because the service chiefs all wanted the policy but all were afraid to go public in favor and they decided to let Trump do it because courting controversy is what he does.