Trump Bans Transgender People From US Military
Another day, another ban. Yesterday, in response to a brewing fight over medical coverage for transgender soldiers, President Donald Trump went further than pundits expected, banning transgender people from the military altogether. Trump’s policy, announced via Twitter, reinstates a rule lifted last year and accuses trans soldiers of burdening the armed forces with “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Outraged LGBT advocates noted that the military spends significantly more on Viagra than on transgender medical support. Amid a lack of details from the White House, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday said it wouldn’t modify current military policy without further clarification.