Stephen Colbert responds to Trump's trans military ban: 'F- you'
Stephen Colbert responds to Trump's trans military ban: 'F- you'
President Trump at an Ohio rally on Tuesday
28 July, 2017, 01:09
The Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman General Joseph Dunford, were not aware President Donald Trump planned to tweet a ban on transgender service members, three U.S. defense officials toldCNN - the latest indication that top military leaders across all four service branches were blindsided by the President's announcement.
"That's great", said Derascavage, a veteran who served in Vietnam.
"The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, said Thursday in a memo to all military service chiefs, commanders and enlisted military leaders that there will be no modifications" for now to current policy allowing all transgender people to serve openly.
About 2,450 military servicemembers are transgender, according to a study by the RAND Corporation, though the estimated number of transgender service members has varied.
"I feel hurt for those that are a part of the transgender sub community, they're willing to lay their life down for the country and now they're being told that they can't simply because of who they are", said Martinez.
Chelsea Manning has also spoken out against the ban.
Jenner referred to an old tweet Trump wrote as a presidential candidate, in which he promised to "fight for" LGBTQ people. In a series of impactful tweets, Lady Gaga calls out Trump's trans military ban, citing the mental health struggles trans Americans go through and how this ban will hurt them.
Martin Cothran from the policy group says there are all kinds of reasons why you exclude people from the military in general and that it has nothing to do with bigotry.
U.S. actor Royce Christyn tweeted: "You are aware that the "T" in LGBTQ stands for trans, right?". "We are essentially divorcing physical readiness characteristics from the physical facts about the people they apply to".
Ireland, a security forces airman who served in Afghanistan, gained notoriety in 2015 when the New York Times documentary "Transgender, at War and in Love" told the story of him and his spouse Army Cpl.
Trump's announcement has led to widespread criticism from the two parties' congressmen, as well as social activists and celebrities. "What happened to your promise to fight for them?" She has a medallion from the state that recognizes her service. "It's like saying to a woman who's in the military 'sorry, but you no longer can be in the military because there's a possibility that you might get pregnant'". Military chiefs recently announced a delay on allowing transgender people to enlist.
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