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Transgender people in the military

Currently there is a ban on transgender people serving in the United States military. Many people believed that this ban should be repealed seeing as the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy was recently repealed.

The ban states that 1) all people who identify as transgender (people who have undergone genital transition surgery, people taking supplemental hormones, and people who merely identify as the opposite gender but have not challenged any physical aspect of themselves) are disqualified from the ability to serve in the US military, 2) any military service member who comes out during time will be discharged, and 3) any Individual Ready Reserve member may be disqualified upon coming out.

Should this be repealed or not?

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  • Gail G3

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    Apr 12 2014: I happen to believe that a society that does not value equality under the law is doomed to self-destruct. I have no idea why transgendered people should be faulted in this way, if they are capable of serving. Of course, I'm a pacifist, so I'd like to see the wars come to an end so that we can start valuing life rather than death.
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    Apr 15 2014: I think the sexual preference of an individual is not important when it comes to service. Competence is the key; effectiveness is the key.
    There shouldn't be this obsession with classifying people based on sexuality; government policies should not have that obsession, society should not have that obsession.

    Let the competent human beings get the jobs.
  • Apr 13 2014: Men need sex. Women need babies. People get bored. Women keep themselves occupied by raising children. Men don't. War is a symptom of boredom. Transgender and female soldiers undermine male soldiers' position as defenders and show them up to be bored kids that want to prove themselves on the battlefield.
  • Apr 12 2014: I think that transgender people should be allowed in the military because an enemy does not care if a solider is transgender or not so why should the department of defence care so I do say it should be repealed.