Former officers against banning transgenders

Former officers against banning transgenders

World August 1, 2017 23:45

washington - 56 retired US high-ranking officers from the US Army have expressed their opposition to plans by President Donald Trump to ward off transgender from the US Army.

Under the former President Barack Obama, the policy for transgenders in the army was justified. In 2016, the ban was withdrawn for transgenders in the army to get out of their feelings. They could have been fired before. Turning the policy back to work would be disturbing, according to the generals and admirals.

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In addition, it would ensure that talented staff do not choose a career in the military or would force them to live a lie.

'Patriotic transgenders wanting to serve our country should not be discouraged or sent away or to hide their identity,' said the retirees in a letter.

The US Army counts about 550,000 soldiers, including an estimated 15,500 transgender.

Trump previously suggested that his decision to abandon transgender was taken by the US Army after consultation with his national security team. The White House will work with the Pentagon on how this policy plan will be implemented in accordance with the legal guidelines.

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