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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 22:22

Republican National Committee approved Trump's efforts against transgender people

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On Friday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) endorsed President Trump's efforts to ban military service for transgender people, but not only.

"Trans identity is a disqualifying psychological and physical" reads RNC's resolution. It praises military “to strengthen our military with sound personnel policies.”

The Obama administration lifted the ban for trans people to serve in the military in 2016. Trans people had to be able to enlist from July 1, 2017, but in a tweet, Trump announced that he was reinstating the ban.

There have been several battles in the courts. All have ruled in favor of trans troops.

The RNC has also encouraged the Department of Justice to take the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court.

An umpteenth review by the Department of Defense is underway. It has to decide whether it's good to have trans people in the US military. As if it was wrong! Previous reviews have already determined that there is no problem.

The executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Mara Keisling, said: “Transgender people have been serving openly for the last 19 months, and the only disruption has come from President Trump and others who are determined to jeopardize military readiness to advance their extremist political agenda.

"The fact is that we’ve shown, both through studies and experience, that open service by transgender troops is good for the military.

"We look forward to the courts settling this once and for all so that transgender troops can focus on protecting our country without having to worry about their job security every day.”

Some Republican Senators opposed the resolution or expressed reservations as John McCain, Richard Shelby, Orrin Hatch, and Joni Ernst.

The Republicans approved this resolution without public debate. In an interview, Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, recalled that polls show that a majority of Americans in all 50 states oppose the trans military ban.

“President Trump’s bigoted proposal to purge qualified military personnel is in direct contradiction to the will of the American people and what’s best for our nation’s security," she said.

“The fact that the RNC is siding with blatant discrimination over supporting the rights of brave Americans to serve our nation displays how toxic and deeply rooted the Trump administration’s anti-LGBTQ ideology has become.”

The Republican National Committee has endorsed President Trump's efforts in his quest for more hatred. The sheep go in the direction indicated by the sheepdog who bites their buttocks.

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