Published: Fri, July 28, 2017
Health Care | By Jeffery Armstrong

Transgender Marine veteran disagrees with Trump's military ban

Transgender Marine veteran disagrees with Trump's military ban

On Wednesday, local transgender Army veterans and demonstrators across the nation spoke out against President Donald Trump's announcement that transgender people will now be barred from serving in the USA military.

President Trump's action reverses the policy set down by the Obama administration.

After the tweet from the president Wednesday, many people were very vocal about his stance. "The military can now focus its efforts on preparing to fight and win wars rather than being used to advance the Obama social agenda". He wrote the military can not be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption from transgender military service members.

Laila Villanueva is a transgendered retired Army Corporal.

The five-year military veteran said he was "heartbroken" to learn it was real.

"Banning any qualified person from serving their country because of who they are is both discriminatory and bad national security policy", Gallego wrote. "But it wasn't exactly what they wanted". Just prescriptions for Viagra alone add up to about $41.6 million. "It's been a great journey, it was a insane ride".

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Ireland started transitioning in 2012, while still in the military.

"At this point it's just a tweet", said Jonah Minot.

Caught off-guard by Wednesday's announcement, some evangelical leaders like Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. declined to comment about the transgender ban. "So what does this do?" We should all be guided by the principle that any American who wants to serve our country and is able to meet the standards should have the opportunity to do so-and should be treated as the patriots they are.

Reaction to the policy change was swift in the United States, with transgender military leaker and former prisoner Chelsea Manning also taking to Twitter. "Because we don't have a true factual grasp of what is happening". Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch is calling on the Trump administration to cut off support to an Iraqi Army division, after it reported Wednesday that Iraqi troops trained by the US allegedly executed several dozen prisoners in Mosul's Old City.

SSgt. Ireland messaged 9NEWS on Facebook.

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., who is among those opposed to such funding, told CBN News, "It seems to me if someone comes to the military with the notion that I want to serve my country and want to protect this, the last great hope of mankind of Earth - then figure out if you're a man or a woman first and then come to the military and serve this country".

She's now an attorney in Castle Rock. "What happened to your promise to fight for them?" read Jenner's tweet, according to The Hill.

"With people not quite understanding or knowing what to do, it was honestly out of fear of not understanding", she said. "My job specifically was blowing up tanks", she says.

"I think there's a lot of confusion and it hearkens back to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell", said Kaitlin Legg, the director of the LGBT Resource Center at the University of North Florida. "That seems nearly too trivial to say, those words aren't important enough to really convey the message". Your lives, safety, & service matter.

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