House Democrats urge Mattis to reject 'unconstitutional' transgender ban

  • House Democrats urge Mattis to reject 'unconstitutional' transgender ban

House Democrats urge Mattis to reject 'unconstitutional' transgender ban

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Matt Thorn, President and CEO of OutServe-SLDN, the national voice for LGBT service members, about Trump's threatening tweets that transgender service members would be banned from serving in the Armed Forces.

Though the policy - called "A Guidance Policy for Open Transgender Service Phase Out" - has not yet been made public, sources familiar with the planning said it would encourage early retirement, usher out any enlisted personnel after their contract is up, and would fire trans officers up for promotion.

Caitlyn Jenner was photographed wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat on Thursday.

Like donning an ugly red hat with a hateful slogan on the front, saying one thing and doing another is never a good look.

The move is particularly eyebrow-raising, given that Jenner did take Trump to task over his trans military ban.

Trump's claim that providing gender reassignment surgery to transitioning service members has also been thoroughly debunked. For these reasons, sources told TMZ, the Kardashians want nothing more to do with Jenner. "It would harm our readiness by denying the military of these service members' capabilities and requiring the military to replace them at a time when the recruiting pool for services continues to shrink". "Depriving people of the right to serve in the armed forces is a serious action that requires deliberate consideration".

Dunford stated after Trump's trio of tweets that "there will be no modifications to the current policy until the president's direction has been received by the secretary of Defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance".

"As members of Congress with an abiding interest in our nation's military and its polices towards the LGBTQ community, we write not only to express our strong opposition to President Trump's recent tweets seeking to ban transgender individuals from the military, but to remind you not to comply with any unconstitutional directive which may ultimately be issued".

Over the past two years I have met the most inspiring trans people, and I can testify to the trans community's incredible resilience and perseverance in the face of enormous discrimination and hate. "The President must ask himself which side of history he will be on - and reverse his position immediately".