Trump Overrules Obama: US Military Will NOT “Accept Or Allow” Transgenders To Serve


Twenty-three Republicans banded together to join with Democrats 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, Truth Uncensored reported.

On Wednesday, President Trump countered them and announced that the United States will NOT “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory” and could not afford to accommodate them.

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, is simply NOT acceptable.

The offer of free medical care to gender-confused soldiers was 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, Breitbart reported.

On July 13, 2017, Congressman Jeff Duncan, posted the following on Facebook:

We’re voting on hundreds of amendments this week to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). One of those amendments offered by Vicki Hartzler of Missouri would prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used for gender reassignment surgery for military personnel and their family members, which has an estimated to cost $1.35 billion over 10 years. Passing this amendment and banning the government from picking up the tab on this should be common sense, right? Wrong! The amendment was defeated 214-209. Every Democrat voted against the amendment along with 23 Republicans. We’re $20 trillion dollars in debt, the VA is in shambles, our soldiers aren’t paid enough, and we’re at war with Islamic State, but sure, let’s spend a billion dollars on this. The military restricts people with asthma from serving in the military, but we’re going to pay out billions for people who want to change their sex?

Here is the list of Republicans who voted for you to pay for these kinds of medical treatments:

Costello (PA)
Curbelo (FL)

“After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military,” Mr. Trump wrote. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” the New York Times reports.

Transgender service members have been permitted to serve openly in the military since last year.

The president’s announcement came amid debate on Capitol Hill over the Obama-era practice of requiring the Pentagon to pay for medical treatment related to gender transition. The dispute has unfolded as Congress considers a nearly $700 billion spending bill to fund the Pentagon. Representative Vicky Hartzler, Republican of Missouri, has proposed an amendment that would bar the Pentagon from spending money on transition surgery or related hormone therapy.

The same measure narrowly failed this month in the House, with some Republicans joining Democrats to reject it. But some conservative Republicans have said they would not support the military spending measure without the language banning money for gender transition.

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