Transgender In The Military

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Transgenders in the Military In 2016, former president, Barack Obama lifted the ban of transgenders being in the military. Now the question comes up, should transgender be allowed in the military? This is a very “touchy” topic as when discussed in verbal debates, situations can become pretty heated. Recently, current president, Donald Trump reversed the decision and put the ban back on as he made the announcement on Twitter saying the military does not need to be “burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgenders in the military would entail.” (Caceres). Several members of the military have voiced their opinions on why they think transgenders should be allowed in with no problem. Army Captain and Intelligence Officer, Jennifer Peace, is a transgender who has been in the military for years and she feels likes her and many others are being treated unfairly. While Trish King and Ken Ochoa are in the same situation, they found out by the tweets President Trump made banning them from serving our country. All three of the service members agree that they they are going to keep serving the military until somebody tells them to quit showing up. For those who do not know much about the military, the Navy SEALs are the most respect people in the armed forces. Kristin Beck, retired Navy SEAL, on SEAL Team 6, and left with a Purple Heart, said “Transgender people are some of the most patriotic people in the country” (Mazziotta). Beck went public in 2013 about

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