Homosexual and trangender soldiers

By: Griscelda Capote and Danial Mcafee

Transgender Denied Being Able To Fight For Their Country

It is estimated that over 15,000 transgenders are currently in the military but the problem is it is prohibited by 2 rules. It is stated as a form of disability and or injury close to the genetailia and hence forth not allowed to join. How does the military view this issue and the average day to day American.

Transgenders don't have equal rights?

There is 2 rules that prohibits that up till not to long ago prohibited the rights of gay's and lesbian's to work in the military. There is still a law that prohibits transgenders from being allowed into being hired by the military due to

¨The DOD previously had two rules banning trans service: a standard for enlisting, and a standard for retention. The enlistment standard prevented anybody from joining the military who had a “history of major abnormalities or defects of the genitalia including but not limited to change of sex.” Transgender identities were then also classified among “congenital or developmental defects,” conditions “not constituting a physical disability”

What effect does this have on military personal

This decreases the amount of troops we have overall due to regulations and it keeps others having to stay in the shadows in hope they don't find out that they are transgenders which leads to built up stress. The effect this would have on the military is a lower moral and work that isn't the best it could be since stress has been shown to make work sloppy and concentration bad. The troops who are transgender would lose interest in fighting becuase through training ¨"At a time when our troops have learned from experience that the most important qualification for service members should be whether they're able and willing to do their job, our officers and enlisted personnel are faced with certain rules that tell them the opposite."

How does the American public view this issue

Before this starts I would like to point out there is not to many official things i found on mainly transgenders but a mix with Gays and lesbians Over all it seems people are all for it and cheering it on during the annual gay parade obama has also helped debunk some of rumors of moral being lower by focusing on gays and lesbians it has helped push a bit more to transexuals.

What Program or resources are being in place to help combat the problem?

The CDC has passed on a rule that will allow transgenders that shall commence in 6 months Transgenders may not get kicked out during those 6 months as a goal but none shall be let into the military. During these 6 months officials will learn how to treat and respect these new recruits during each of their fazes.
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