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    Pentagon to allow transgender servicemembers to serve openly

    WASHINGTON — In a historic move, the Pentagon on Thursday lifted its ban on allowing transgender personnel to serve openly in the military.

    The announcement at the Pentagon by Defense Secretary Ash Carter follows extensive study by the U.S. military to remove one of the last discriminatory hurdles for military service, treating gender identity on par with race, religion, color, sex or sexual orientation.

    “Our mission is to defend this country, and we don’t want barriers unrelated to a person’s qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman or Marine who can best accomplish the mission,” Carter said. “We have to have access to 100 percent of America’s population for our all-volunteer force to be able to recruit from among them the most highly qualified — and to retain them.”

    The new policy will be phased in over a one-year period and, effective immediately, servicemembers may no longer be involuntarily separated, discharged or denied reenlistment solely on the basis of gender identity, according to a Department of Defense news release. Servicemembers currently on duty will be able to serve openly.

    At one year, the services will begin allowing transgender individuals to join the armed forces, assuming they meet accession standards. Gender identity will also not be considered a bar to admission to a military service academy, for participation in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps or any other accession program, if the individual meets the new criteria.

    The new policy also establishes a construct to let servicemembers transition gender while serving and sets standards for medical care.

    The move came nearly five years after the formal end of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a 17-year-old policy that barred gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

    The Pentagon does not have a precise count of how many transgender men and women are in the services now, because they face discharge if they reveal their identities.

    The Palm Center, a research institute based in San Francisco, estimates that there are about 15,500transgender members of the U.S. military, “making the Department of Defense the largest employer oftransgender people in America.”

    Despite the policy change, there are many senior military leaders who believe the Pentagon is moving too fast and has not yet resolved issues related to the plan. In recent weeks, Carter has met with military chiefs to hear concerns and suggestions to ease the process.




    But officials said the full policy must be completely implemented no later than July 1, 2017.

    Compiled from reports by Stars and Stripes and Tribune News Service.

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    The new policy will be phased in over a one-year period and, effective immediately, service members may no longer be involuntarily separated, discharged or denied reenlistment solely on the basis of gender identity.

    #2
    Normal Obama 1st things first especially when the terrorist's are attacking all over the place.

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      #3
      gimme a break with this crap already

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        #4
        I am totally disgusted by the liberal sabotage being committed on my country.
        "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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          #5
          Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of the globe...
          The escape is complete. The inventor of Hawk fishing. (soon to be seen on ESPN 8 the Ocho)

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            #6
            Originally posted by C6NY View Post
            I am totally disgusted by the liberal sabotage being committed on my country.
            The whole goal of this is to get rid of our country. A new world order.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Dhy01Pn7Y

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Dhy01Pn7Y

            I really gotta figure out how to put youtube videos in and post big pictures.
            Last edited by OH UNCLE PAUL; 06-30-2016, 05:53 PM.
            The escape is complete. The inventor of Hawk fishing. (soon to be seen on ESPN 8 the Ocho)

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              #7
              I can see the new uniforms now....

              Brandon

              NRA LIFE | SAF | UT / NH / FL / CT / NY CCW | RSO | FREEPORT R&R

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                #8
                "The new policy also establishes a construct to let service members transition gender while serving and sets standards for medical care."

                I have no fucking words!?
                Later, Steve
                People are crazy and times are strange
                I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
                I used to care but........ things have changed

                Fuck Joe Biden

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                  #9
                  Thith ith FABULOTH! OOOOGA!
                  SHADAP VARMINT!

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                    #10
                    Yeah I'm sure there are a lot of them.
                    although since Obama and the liberal douches will make the surgery paid for I bet you have a bunch enlisting just to get their wankers whacked off
                    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Aquabach View Post
                      Yeah I'm sure there are a lot of them.
                      although since Obama and the liberal douches will make the surgery paid for I bet you have a bunch enlisting just to get their wankers whacked off
                      Or just a set of tits. Because we have so much money to spend with the deficit. From what I understand, we have troops in harms way that cannot get body armor, or they have to drive around in improperly armored vehicles. But they will pay for sex change surgery? If anybody doubted the agenda to destroy this country, do you doubt it now? There is an election in 5 months. Real important to fuck over moral even more in the home stretch.
                      Last edited by MSA77; 07-01-2016, 05:43 AM.
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                        #12
                        Keep playing your fucking games & pushing your agenda regardless of common sense & popularity. It's not going to be so god-damned funny when the castle walls come tumbling down.

                        I have to go back to Brexit because I think this may be the 'shot heard round the world' this time.

                        As Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, said in the European Parliament this week: "17 years ago you laughed at me when I came to this body & said my sole purpose was to get the UK to leave the EU. It's not so funny now. Is it bitches?"
                        Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

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                          #13
                          Try this experiment with the secret service first. We can re-evaluate from there.
                          Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post
                            Try this experiment with the secret service first. We can re-evaluate from there.
                            Secret service hasn't been doing all that well the ast few years anyway
                            Last edited by Aquabach; 07-01-2016, 07:34 AM.
                            "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                              #15
                              Yeah, I'm sure our servicemen will appreciate this. They're doing whatever they can to kill morale and our military. Well, can't wait to read about the first tranny taking one in the noggin during their first live fire exercise.
                              “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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