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By:  Wayne Dupree  07/26/2017

Transgender people will not be allowed to serve “in any capacity” in the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said in a series of tweets Wednesday morning.

If transgenders are confused about who they are, then they will probably be confused as to who we’re at war with. It’s a distraction. The military is serious business. It’s liability for many reasons.

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

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….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…..

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….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/890193981585444864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwaynedupree.com%2Ftrump-transgenders-will-not-be-allowed-to-serve-military-in-any-capacity%2F

 

Original Article here.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/06/23/military-chiefs-seek-delay-transgender-enlistment.html

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/21/pentagon-pay-for-some-sex-change-operations-transgender-troops.html

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VIA – MILO YIANNOPOULOS — One major point of contention was the cost of health care and transitioning procedures for transgender individuals, which would have to be covered by the U.S. military.
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https://milo.yiannopoulos.net/2017/07/trump-transgender-troops-tweet/

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland
December 2014 (NOTE DATE – DHHS hasn’t bothered to issue a more current sexual orientation survey, report findings!!! …………..
DHHS Publication No. 2015–1369NHIS ESTIMATES OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION (CAPS for emphasis) —- Series 2, No. 169 [ Page 5
Using data from the 2013 NHIS,
Table 1 presents the percent distribution
of sexual orientation among all U.S.
adults aged 18 and over, as well as
separately for men and women. Overall,
96.6% of adults identified as straight,
1.6% identified as gay/lesbian, and 0.7%
identified as bisexual. The remaining
1.1% of adults identified as something
else (0.2%), stated ‘‘I don’t know the
answer’’ (0.4%), or refused to answer
(0.6%). The percent distributions were
quite similar for men and women;
however, a higher percentage of men
identified as gay (1.8%) compared with
women who identified as gay/lesbian
(1.4%), and a higher percentage of
women identified as bisexual (0.9%)
compared with men (0.4%). No other
significant differences in the percent
distribution of sexual orientation
between men and women were found …..

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_169.pdf

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VIA – DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH — Biden, Warren, Hollywood, The Pentagon and more react to Trump’s decision on transgenders, by Ben Brady, July 26, 2017 …………

https://dennismichaellynch.com/biden-warren-hollywood-pentagon-react-trumps-decision-transgenders/

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Celebrities Melt Down over Trump’s Transgender Military Policy: ‘You Just Pissed Off thew Wrong Community”

By:  Jerome Hudson  7/26/17

Hollywood stars took to social media Wednesday to express outrage over President Donald Trump’s announcement that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military, reversing former President Obama’s decision last year allowing them to do so.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/07/26/celebrities-react-to-donald-trumps-transgender-military-policy-you-just-pissed-off-the-wrong-community/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

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The White House said Trump’s ban on transgender people serving is for ‘military readiness’

By Alix Hines 7/26/17

The White House on Wednesday said that President Trump wants to “protect all Americans,” adding that the decision to bar transgender people from serving in America’s armed forces is based on “military readiness.”

“The president has a lot of support for all Americans and wants to protect all Americans at all times,” incoming White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a press briefing. “I think the president has made very clear he is fighting for all Americans.”

“This was a decision about military readiness,” she added. “Once again, this decision is based on what is best for the military. It’s obviously a very difficult decision. It’s not a simple one.”

https://www.circa.com/story/2017/07/26/politics/donald-trump-just-announced-a-ban-on-transgender-individuals-in-the-us-militr