LIST Of 23 Republicans Who Voted ‘YES’ To Keep Obama Taxpayer-Funded Tranny Sex-Change Surgeries In The Military

LIST Of 23 Republicans Who Voted ‘YES’ To Keep Obama Taxpayer-Funded Tranny Sex-Change Surgeries In The Military

Twenty-three Republicans banded together to join with Democrats on Thursday to defeat an amendment that would have ended Barack Obama’s 2016 policy of funding “gender-reassignment” operations for soldiers who want to live as members of the opposite sex.

The amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was introduced by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R, Mo.).  The amendment would have prohibited the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for the non-military medical task of converting healthy soldiers into “transgender” soldiers who face lifelong dependence on hormones and surgery, Breitbart reports.

The July 13 vote saw Democrats vote in lockstep to defeat the amendment, despite the national unpopularity of the transgender ideology. They were joined by 24 Republicans who broke with their party to assist the Democrats to defeat the amendment, without any visible objections by the GOP’s business-focused leadership.

The offer of free medical care to gender-confused soldiers is part of the broader effort by Obama to have the Pentagon affirm and implement the transgender ideology, which says that people can have a “gender” different from their biological sex. The ideology also says that a person’s legal sex is defined by their self-assessed gender — not by their biology — and that other Americans must agree with people who say they are a member of the opposite sex.

Many Republicans praised the Hartzler amendment and criticized the Obama transgender policy. “It makes no sense to create soldiers who are unable to fight and win our nation’s wars,” Hartzler said during debate on the bill, according to the Associated Press.

“Figure out whether you’re man or a woman before you join,” Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California said. “U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill.”

Amendment supporters say the Pentagon’s financial bill for accepting transgender claims could reach $3.7 billion over the next ten years.

Of course the Democrats embrace the transgender ideology and called the GOP amendment “bigoted” for not saying men can be women.

Rep. Jared Polis (D, CO) insisted the amendment would hurt the military. “It would have a negative impact on morale, a negative impact on retention and move us away from the merit-based system which we now have, where we have one set of rules applied to everybody,” he said.

The Center for Military Readiness, a policy group located in Michigan, criticized the current transgender policy, calling it “absurd and sometimes bizarre plans incorporated in Obama Administration transgender mandates.”

In a statement, the group also said that the policies are dangerous. “Social experiments with the lives of people who deserve better will create many problems that detract from impacts on morale and readiness.”

The Republicans who support the transgender ideology are mostly social liberals (click “See More” on Congressman Rep. Jeff Duncan’s Tweet below to view the list):

We're voting on hundreds of amendments this week to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). One of those…

Posted by Congressman Jeff Duncan on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Breitbart continues saying that the plan is apparently very unpopular among top leaders and the rank-and-file, partly because it would allow female soldiers to share rooms and showers with biological men who have been classified by the military as women.

The progressive push to bend Americans’ attitudes and their male-and-female civic society around the idea of “gender” has already attacked and cracked popular social rules for how Americans handle the many charming differences between complementary men and women.

These pro-gender claims have an impact on different-sex bathrooms, shelters for battered womensports leagues for girlshiking groups for boysK-12 curriculauniversity speech codesreligious freedomsfree speech, the social status of womenparents’ rights in childrearing, practices to help teenagers, women’s expectations of beautyculture and civic societyscientific researchprison safetycivic ceremoniesschool rules, men’s sense of masculinitylaw enforcement, and children’s sexual privacy.

Polls show that strong majority of ordinary Americans oppose the transgender claims, they want sexual privacy in bathrooms and shower rooms — especially in K-12 schools. Even as Americans want to keep their sexual privacy, most are also willing to be polite and friendly to the very few “transgender” people who wish to live as members of the other sex.

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