The nation's top military officer says US policy on transgender individuals serving in uniform has not - and will not - change until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives the president's policy direction and Mattis determines how to implement it.
Congressman Darren Soto said in a statement, "There are over 15,000 transgender military service men and women now risking their lives every day protecting our country".
He also said that the military "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs" of transgender people anymore.
About 2,450 military servicemembers are transgender, according to a study by the RAND Corporation, though the estimated number of transgender service members has varied. Nothing will change until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives the president's "direction" then issues "implementation guidance", he said.
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Hatch also spoke out on Twitter after the group Utah Indivisible, which calls itself 'the resistance to the Trump agenda, ' tagged local lawmakers asking them if they stood with transgender Utahns.
"I'm not going to go into the details, but I fear that the strong economic growth, pro-energy, pro-mining, pro-jobs, and personnel from Alaska who are part of those policies are going to stop", Sullivan said. When Trump announced via the social media site that the military would no longer allow transgender people to serve, Zabel couldn't help but take personal offense to the claim.
"And that they serve in the military at twice the rate of the general population". There is absolutely no reason to undo all that work because President Trump chose to send a few tweets this morning. "We are a better fighting force for it".
Patton reacted with great criticism to Trump's call to ban transgender serving in "any capacity" in the USA military.
"They still have the ability to fight and to do what they need to do, what they feel they need to do to secure our country", he said.
As one of the first openly transgender people in the military, Fox knows this from personal experience.
- Several of Trump's high-level appointees have solid records as opponents of LGBT-rights advances, including Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.