In a tweeted response to the president's announcement, Vote Vets reminded the Trump administration of the sacrifices that have been made by transgender Americans who have served in the military.
On Friday evening, his favorite time to drop abominable news, Donald Trump issued a new memorandum that would ban nearly all transgender people from serving in the US military, including the Coast Guard.
"The policies set forth by the Secretary of Defense state that transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria - individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery - are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances", Trump said in the memo. Federal judges allowed transgender service members to continue serving under the old ban and permitted transgender recruits to join the military as well.
The new guidelines are only somewhat less broad than Trump's first order, vaguely targeting most transgender people who require medical services related to gender reassignment surgery or hormone therapy.
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In his view, the founding document falls short in dealing with today's political realities. Both Russia and Trump have time and again denied any "collusion".
A number of federal judges have issued rulings blocking Mr Trump's ban, saying it would probably violate the right, under the US Constitution, to equal protection under the law.
Under the latest guidelines, the Pentagon can disqualify potential recruits unless a medical provider certifies that they have been clinically stable in their preferred sex for 18 months, and are free of significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas. Fast forward to present day, the policy recommendation has been finalized and Trump has quickly signed off on it, pending a congressional hearing.
Aaron Belkin, the director of the Palm Center, a California-based institute that researches the military service of sexual minorities, said there was "no evidence to support a policy that bars from military service patriotic Americans who are medically fit and able to deploy".
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That shooting resulted in the death of Chahil's next-door neighbour, 74-year-old Ping Shun Ao, who was struck by a stray bullet. The girl's age was not available, and the affidavit does not state the relationship between the girl and Parker.
In removing the ban, then-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stopped the military from involuntarily separating anyone in the service, and gave the service branches a year to iron out how they would begin processing transgender recruits. But they mirror conditions laid out by President Barack Obama's administration in 2016, when the Pentagon initially lifted its ban on transgender troops serving openly in the military. Activist groups had anxious the administration could enact such strict enlistment and health care restrictions that it would become all but impossible for transgender troops to join or continue serving. A Rand Corp study estimates there are 2,500 transgender personnel serving in active duty, and 1,500 in the reserves.
The new policy was promptly assailed by congressional Democrats and civil rights groups. Almost two-thirds (64%) of the public favor allowing transgender people to serve, while 30% oppose.
White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders said that the policy had been "developed through extensive study by senior uniformed and civilian leaders, including combat veterans" under Defense Secretary James Mattis's directions.
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