Trump Bans Transgender Military Service

Supreme court allowed Trump’s plan to ban transgenders from military service. In July of 2017, Trump  announced he was going to end Obama’s policy, allowing transgenders to serve openly.

“ The US government will not accept or allow any transgender to serve in any capacity,” Trump said .  “The military should be focused on overwhelming victory and should not have a burdened with the tremendous medical cost of the surgery.”

Members of the transgender community and their supporters expressed their opposition to this decision.

“There was really no negative effect that the transgender individuals had on the military, But now that they banned such individuals, there might be more negative effects,” said Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the court in Washington D.C.

Peter  Perkowski, legal director of OutServe-SLDN, said, “They just want to continue to do their jobs without this cloud hanging over them, without being tagged as inadequate.”

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