Trans healthcare costs are just a fraction of the United States military budget

Trans healthcare costs are just a fraction of the United States military budget

Dunford says that for now, "we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect".

Prior to the president's recent announcement, Defense Secretary James Mattis had delayed implementation of the Obama administration's policy for six months.

Yesterday, President Trump insulted our nation and the thousands who are and want to honorably participate in military service by declaring that he will ban transgender Americans from serving in the military. There are around 15000 active transgender members serving now.

A day after, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford advised the military that the Pentagon will not take any action until Trump sends over an official directive. Even though the Left may have some credibility in getting angry, many of their claims are based upon their own ignorance and fantasy that many transgender individuals actually want to join the military. When compared to health care, immigration or the economy, the president's stance on transgender issues "is not something that's going to change their prior beliefs or attitudes" about Trump.

"What you saw in the form of a tweet was representative of an announcement".

The proposed language would prohibit discrimination against transgender individuals who are now serving and reaffirms that they can not be banned due to their gender identity.

The Pentagon has refused to release any data on the number of transgender people now serving.

Attorneys general from 18 states and D.C. have written to a congressional committee to oppose President Trump's proposed ban on transgender individuals in the Armed Forces.

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Coming on the heels of President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from the military, the poll is a stark indicator that the policy move is far from representative of public opinion.

At the top end of estimates, according to a study from the RAND corporation, the military would spend $8.4 million annually for transition related medical care for its transgender service members.

The Pentagon still has not received guidance from the White House since President Trump tweeted that transgender individuals can not serve in the US military, the Pentagon confirmed Monday. Trump's announcement was met by praise from the Right and hate from the Left.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand leads 45 senators in calling on the Pentagon to resist Trump on transgender military service.

Trump's stated goal is to prevent disorder among the ranks.

The legal questions raised by President Trump's statements present a key concern for many - especially those now serving in the military. We support you and all service members and veterans. This is not about readiness or a strong military. "The United States Armed Forces have always been associated with honor, dignity, and respect in the fight to advance equality and justice at home and overseas".

"This is a really small cost, I mean we're talking a couple trips to Mar-A-Lago", Kilar said, referring to the president's weekend Florida getaway. "To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military".

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