Do Not Ban Transgender People from the Military

Target: President Donald Trump

Goal: Do not reinstate ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. armed forces “in any capacity.”

In a major setback for transgender rights, President Trump announced that he will reinstate a ban that disallows transgender people from openly serving in the military. He said in a series of tweets, “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. 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. Thank you.”

The ban will reverse a policy to allow transgender individuals to serve openly in the military, initially approved under President Barack Obama. That policy was under final review when Trump’s Secretary of Defense delayed its implementation, and now the administration is undoing it completely. Not only is the ban a clear violation of trans rights, but the reasons the Trump administration gave for its decision are nonsensical. A 2016 study commissioned by the Defense Department determined that allowing transgender people to openly serve would have “minimal impact” on health care costs and readiness for the military. Transgender-related health costs would come to between 0.004% and 0.017% of the health care spending of the Defense Department.

This violation of human rights is prejudiced and completely unnecessary. Sign below to demand that transgender individuals not be banned from serving in the military.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

Banning transgender people from serving in the military is a discriminatory decision that violates human rights and does nothing to benefit our military or our country. Reinstating this ban only serves to increase prejudices against an already ostracized community that deserves the same rights and respect as everyone else. That includes the ability to serve their country if they choose.

The reasons you gave for imposing the ban are not supported by facts. A recent study commissioned by the Defense Department concluded that there would be “minimal impact” on the military’s readiness and health care costs if transgender individuals were able to serve openly. The transgender community in the military is small, and providing them with health services would amount to less than 0.02% of the Defense Department’s health spending. In light of this, I urge you not to strip transgender individuals of their rights. Please do not reinstate this ban.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

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7 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    why ban transgender people? just ban military now!

  2. Oh please, transgender is mental illness and shouldn’t be allowed in the military and I’ll remind y’all that it was only under obumma’s last days that they were allowed to serve! Trump did the right thing and the liberals are going crazy. And Gen…just how long do you presume any country on the face of the planet could last without a military, hmmm?

    • You’re a total Drumpfy moron, Frank Staples. Go bury your head undera ROCKthen let it FULL on you! YOU’RE the one with a mental illness!

    • Frank, you’ve obviously been sitting too close to Fox News as it’s rotted your brain. Get professional help, dear. Find a therapist who can prescribe meds.

  3. Frank staples you’re a moron.Do your research then shut the hell up!

    • Ok, a simple reply so that you three dumbasses might understand…there is no reason to allow trannies into the military. Transgender folks are mentally deficient and would be handling guns…seems to me that you snowflakes just went ballistic a few weeks back because the nasty Conservatives wouldn’t vote for blocking firearms ownership for seniors who wanted help balancing their checkbooks. You seemed to think that anyone needing a little help might not be mentally proficient enough for you to “allow” them to be gun owners.

  4. VANESSA BANNINO says:

    TUNISIA, LA MARSA 080817 10:30 AM LOCAL TIME
    43 866 SIGNATURES
    SIGNED PETITION ‘Trump Says U.S. Will Not “Allow or Accept” Any Transgender Person to Serve in Military. Demand the Ban Be Reversed’
    TO KEEP TRANSGENDERS IN THE US MILITARY BY UNISX ELITE AGENT/TOP MODEL DIAVOLESSA
    JULY 1, 2017 – DECEMBER 1, 2017 ‘INCORPORATE-IMPLEMENT’
    6-MONTH STUDY US ARMY/PENTAGON WASHINGTON DC – NEW YORK STATE
    JULY 13, 2017 ‘003’ PREPARE PAPER
    JULY 26, 2017 TRANSGENDER BAN FROM US MILITARY
    JULY 27, 2017 PETITION TO KEEP TRANSGENDERS IN THE US MILITARY REVERSING ‘PRO-LIFE’
    JULY 27, 2017 ‘ALLOW TRANSGENDER PEOPLE INTO THE US MILITARY’ PETITION TO KEEP TRANSGENDERS IN THE US MILITARY
    AUGUST 08, 2017 PETITION DEMANDING THE BAN BE REVERSED
    AUGUST 08, 2017 SIGNED LETTER TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ‘DO NOT BAN TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM THE MILITARY’

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