Transgender Ban: The White House goes forward with forwarding guidelines on banning transgender military service persons.

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With the guidance of Defense Secretary General Mattis, The White House will forward directions on banning new transgender military recruits. This comes after the WH proposed the ban nearly a month ago from today.

It’s still unclear to the fine details, but there are several broadcasted by the President and General Mattis, so far:
– Dismissal of current military personnel is solely at General Mattis’ discretion.
– Incoming recruits can be denied entry.

President Trump tweeted prior:
“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.”

– Gay and lesbian troops have been able to serve openly in the U.S. military since 2011
– Transgender service members were allowed to do the same in 2016
– There are 1,000 currently serving in the US military (out of 2 Million).
– There is an estimate of about 15,000 who haven’t come-out officially, serving, according to some reports.

It’s important to note that there hasn’t been any stat on “disruption of service/orders” in the military because of transgender interactions.

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