Pentagon says it will allow transgend...

Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the...

There are 15 comments on the The San Diego Union-Tribune story from Dec 12, 2017, titled Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the.... In it, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that:

The announcement was a reversal for Trump, who had promised repeatedly during his presidential campaign to support the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The announcement was a reversal for Trump, who had promised repeatedly during his presidential campaign to support the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

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Rainbow Kid

New York, NY

#1 Dec 12, 2017
They should give Trump an 18 month stability test to see if it works
Rainbow Kid

New York, NY

#3 Dec 12, 2017
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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You promoting yourself as stable gave me a morning chuckle. Thanks.
You're welcome
.
My internet connection may be wobbly; but I'm rock solid ;o)
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#4 Dec 12, 2017
I'm glad the Pentagon is doing the right thing by allowing transgendered people to enlist. America should be a land of equality for all Americans.
Jamal

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Dec 12, 2017
Don't people have to undergo a mental health evaluation before they're allowed to enlist? How can a person be considered mentally fit when they don't even know if they're a man or a woman? The answer is they can't be. The military is obviously being forced to make special allowances to let mentally unstable people enlist. This is compromising our armed forces to a very high degree. Especially if these mental cases get promoted to officers where they're making decisions that affect the lives of other people.

The same holds true for people who enlist as a man or a woman and then all of a sudden after they are actively serving they say oh I just decided that I'm not really a man I''m a woman or vice versa. This should be an immediate Section 8 discharge.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#7 Dec 12, 2017
Jamal wrote:
Don't people have to undergo a mental health evaluation before they're allowed to enlist? How can a person be considered mentally fit when they don't even know if they're a man or a woman? The answer is they can't be. The military is obviously being forced to make special allowances to let mentally unstable people enlist. This is compromising our armed forces to a very high degree. Especially if these mental cases get promoted to officers where they're making decisions that affect the lives of other people.

The same holds true for people who enlist as a man or a woman and then all of a sudden after they are actively serving they say oh I just decided that I'm not really a man I''m a woman or vice versa. This should be an immediate Section 8 discharge.
If you weren't such a moron, you would know that many LGBT people throughout American history have served their country well in the military. Sexual orientation or gender identity has nothing to do with a person's ability to be a good employee. You're whining because the days of the military's "heterosexuals only" policy are over.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#11 Dec 12, 2017
S M I L F S T E I N wrote:
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You're right. Many homosexuals served under the 3rd Reich.
LOL! Yeah, right.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#14 Dec 12, 2017
S M I L F S T E I N wrote:
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Start with researching Ernst Roehm, homosexual, head of the SA. He was the only leader under mein fuhrer to call reltiH by his first name. Why you so toopid.......
One or two homosexuals hardly means "mostly homosexuals" were in the Third Reich.

Demonizing people you hate is a tactic you bigots have been using for ages. You're an uneducated, ignorant, trailer park homophobe who has nothing better to do than foam off at the mouth about how much you hate gays.
Jamal

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Dec 12, 2017
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>If you weren't such a moron, you would know that many LGBT people throughout American history have served their country well in the military. Sexual orientation or gender identity has nothing to do with a person's ability to be a good employee. You're whining because the days of the military's "heterosexuals only" policy are over.
Hey jackass, first of all any LGB people who served in the military throughout history did so without revealing their sexual deviance. As people should still, they kept there sexuality to themselves. Don't ask don't tell always worked perfectly fine.

Secondly idiot, learn how to read and comprehend English. I wasn't referring to LGB people. I was referring to transgender people who do suffer from a severe mental illness. If Bruce Jenner isn't a mental case I don't know who is.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#20 Dec 12, 2017
S M I L F S T E I N wrote:
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You're right. Many homosexuals served under the 3rd Reich.
Godwin's LAw
The Troll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#22 Dec 12, 2017
Jamal wrote:
Yap yap yap sexual deviance blah blah blah....
Excuse you, punk, but EVERY respected medical and mental-health organization on the planet agrees that there is nothing whatsoever that is "deviant" about homosexuality.

Since these organizations have all done the extensive peer-reviewed research to back up their claims and you haven't, I'll gladly take their word for it over the word of a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Neanderthal bigot like you any old day of the week.
The Troll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#23 Dec 12, 2017
S M I L F S T E I N wrote:
Western Civilization yap yap yap blah blah blah...

Yeah, punk, and Western Civilization also brought us such wonders as the Inquisition, the Thirty Years War, the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, the Holocaust, and the ethic cleansing in the former republics of Yugoslavia, so get off your high horse, bigot boy.
truths

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Dec 12, 2017
The problem is that these individuals can require a lot of care post service. But trans people have been serving for a long time. They have just been good at concealing their status.
truths

Indianapolis, IN

#25 Dec 12, 2017
Jamal wrote:
Don't people have to undergo a mental health evaluation before they're allowed to enlist? How can a person be considered mentally fit when they don't even know if they're a man or a woman? The answer is they can't be. The military is obviously being forced to make special allowances to let mentally unstable people enlist. This is compromising our armed forces to a very high degree. Especially if these mental cases get promoted to officers where they're making decisions that affect the lives of other people.

The same holds true for people who enlist as a man or a woman and then all of a sudden after they are actively serving they say oh I just decided that I'm not really a man I''m a woman or vice versa. This should be an immediate Section 8 discharge.
These individuals aren’t mentally defective. No more than anyone else serving. I can assure you that.
truths

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Dec 12, 2017
S M I L F S T E I N wrote:
<quoted text>You're right. Many homosexuals served under the 3rd Reich.
Idiot. Go to any VA. Many trans people in the hallways. People like you just never wanted to acknowledge them.
Big Al

Hibbing, MN

#28 Dec 13, 2017
I'm a better human being than you because I'm a Christian.

I'm a better human being than you because I'm a Muslim.

I'm a better human being than you because I'm an Aryan.

I'm a better human being than you because my skin color is white.

I'm a better human being than you because you're gay.

I'm a better human being than you because you're transgender.

I'm a better human being than you because you're different than me!

Will it ever end?

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