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What are your thoughts on Transgender and the U.S. Military?


I just cannot settle on a right or wrong here. It seems that morally both sides can be argued. Medical conditions are perfectly OK to exclude some people from some vocations. I wonder if there is a real rational basis for this exclusion. Maybe there is some logic to combat exclusion until it is really no longer an issue like how we slowly implemented being gay in military is OK. But I would really like to hear from others, especially to see if it can be addressed without emotions.

 

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    Aime (Aime F) 2 weeks ago

    Sex and gender are different things and that's a very simple truth. Besides not acknowledging that important fact, you're really oversimplifying when it comes to sexuality, it's actually not "basic" at all.


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    Elijah A Alexander Jr (The0NatureBoy) 2 weeks ago

    Have you ever read Isaiah 45:7 where god does [present tenses] everything done? There's no right nor wrong done ever, god is fulfilling what each body is manifested to perform. Why is god's name I AM THAT I AM & ISIS? All's in god & god in al


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 11 days ago

    Thank you Demas this should have been boldly stated at first. I was just thinking about sitting in a foxhole with a New Yorker. It is a world apart from being a Southwester Country boy. And I really would not care what she started out as in life.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 weeks ago

    Interesting insight. EO executive order was signed I believe in 1948. And yet long before that Native Americans were fully integrated. 1993 DADT was implemented. Not until 2011 was the ban lifted for LGBs. A slow history indeed.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 weeks ago

    I agree cost is a non-issue. Like Alcoholism we do not choose. A 30 Vet has a different perspective than a 21 year old. And the notion of women and gays -- took like 50 years to implement. T's are maybe there in another 10-15. Raised accepting is key


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    Greg Schweizer (gregas) 3 weeks ago

    Good information a more precise explanation. Thank you.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 9 days ago

    That is a really cool comment/answer. Reagan said "trust but verify". I think we should be open and yet take a hard look. Whether or not they are welcome in the military they are welcome in my home.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 weeks ago

    Ryan I was just considering a comparison to choosing to get pregnant while serving. Certainly for months and months after the sex realignment procedures/surgery and hormone treatments they cannot be active in service.


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    Greg Schweizer (gregas) 3 weeks ago

    Well said AB. My only thing is that I don't want funding for the military to have to pay for any hormone drugs they might seem to think they need and they shouldn't expect the VA to pay for any surgery they may want after they serve in order to chang


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