Persuasive Speech On Transgenders In The Military

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Transgender Military Ban
Discrimination is still a major issue all over the world in today’s society. For instance, In the United States, transgenders have now been banned to serve in the military. These people deserve the potential and capability to defend their nation. Many close-minded people come to the conclusion that transgenders are weak and it is affecting our military when in reality they are doing the complete opposite. They deserve to be treated equally and be given the same rights because they are also a human and deserve the same respect. The overall best decision is to lift the ban and apologize for taking away their rights or else there will never be equality in our society.
Just a year ago, transgenders were given the right to freely serve in the military, but now Donald Trump took away their ability to do so. On July 26, Trump tweeted, “ Our military must be forced on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.” (Trump) He has called these certain soldiers a burden because the costs are going to medical purposes instead of strengthening the military. Although this may be true to an extent, it is not a very reasonable reason to take away their right to serve. A study has shown that the treatments would cost, “... we expect only a 0.13-percent ($8.4 million out of $6.2 billion) increase in health care spending… By contrast, total military

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