Secretary Mattis President Trump: gender dysphoria

New Trump Transgender Military Policy Bars Those With Gender Dysphoria

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A new policy memo from President Donald Trump concerning transgender service members may allow some to serve, but keep in place tight restrictions for many.

The White House memo, released late Friday night, highlights recommendations from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that individuals with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria be barred from serving, saying these people “may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery.”

Recent attention to an old blog about the military’s trans gender policy reminded me that I did not know how that debate had turned out. Most online articles are dated in 2017. I and maybe those hitting my old blog entitled “Military Commanders” want to know what the military’s current position on admitting transgender recruits.

Until I saw this March 23, 2018 article all I’d heard is that the courts were resisting Trumps attempts to bar transgender people from entering the military as though this was the president’s policy and not the policy of the U.S. military commanders.

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