Federal judge orders military to accept transgender recruits beginning Jan. 1

Justice Department spokeswoman: "We disagree with the court’s ruling and are currently evaluating the next steps”

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A federal court has ruled that the Trump administration must comply by January 1 with the Obama administration’s 2016 policy of allowing transgender recruits into the military.

District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly’s ruling denies White House attempts to prevent self-identifying transgender individuals from entering military service dating back to last summer.

At the time, President Trump tweeted, “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military.”  The President  added, “Our military must be focused 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.”

The Trump administration had sought to delay a June 2016 policy change by the Obama administration that allowed transgender individuals to serve openly in the military. The Obama policy had set a one-year deadline for the military to begin accepting new transgender recruits. But legal battles that ensued eventually pushed the deadline to January 1, 2018.

Kollar-Kotelly ruled that she was not convinced that the deadlined need to be pushed forward again.

Full story at LifeSiteNews.

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  1. Michael McDermott says:

    One does wonder whether the Judge who pushed this filth on the Nation ever served a day?

  2. helen wheels says:

    in an even more recent ruling, the court held that
    to redress generations of discrimination in
    recruiting, henceforth ONLY women, gays and transexuals
    may be inducted into the military.
    A diverse/perverse fighting force/farce
    Army of Darkness

  3. CalCatholic reader says:

    More social experiments for our men and women in uniform from those who were too afraid to ever wear one.

  4. Linda Maria says:

    When our Nation entered WWII after Pearl Harbor, many patriotic Americans were eager to enlist in military service. But not all could pass physical exams! The military has to have strict requirements. It is no place for politics. Only those best suited to serve, should be admitted. The rest should serve their country in appropriate ways.

  5. It is being deliberately done to destroy the morale of our military and make it ineffective. Anybody with an ounce of brains can figure out that one, and then after they have destroyed our military, they will try to take away the guns of private citizens used to defend themselves and their families. It has happened time and time again througout history. (to be cotinued.)

  6. Poland just got rid of the Communists, now they are trying to force Muslims down their throats. I think Poland had enough of that several centuries before when they had to kick Muslims out of their country with their damnable Shariah Law.

  7. Who is the ‘they’ who are trying to force Muslims down Poland’s throats? A little specificity, please. I do not believe Muslims were ever in Poland in the Middle Ages. The Muslim advance was stopped in Vienna in the 15th[?] century. I believe the Poles contributed military forces to this effort.

  8. In college, I seriously thought about following family tradition. My Father and two brothers were in the Corps (Semper Fi!) but they all warned me that the official and especially informal rules against gay people would make a very hard job terribly harder.. I think I’d have made a heck of a good logistics officer. My serving wouldn’t have harmed morale, unit cohesion, and no, I wouldn’t have hit on the women in my unit, (Unlike male marines sometimes do) It’s good that we can now serve openly. Maybe it’ll be the same for transgender people.

    • What you would not do, does not mean others would not do it.

      • H Anne – Others will always do it. An orginization as large as our armed forces will always end up with a few bad people. If we want to exclude a group most likely to commit sexual assaults it would be not lesbians but hetrosexual men.

        • We should not be paying for so-called sex-change operations in the military since it is impossible to change ones sex. It is throughout our DNA. The Church has always taught that only those who were born with gental defects should be given corrective surgery if they want it. Also, if sodomy is permitted in the military, it will encourage more of it, and it is highly dangerous for the body.

  9. The devil temporarily succeeds again! Pray this goes to the US Supreme Court. This judge needs to be retired to an insane asylum in Tehran or Pyongyang.

  10. Michael McDermott says:

    Selective Service System > Who Must Register
    http://www.sss.gov/Registration-Info/Who-Registrationdf
    TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

    Individuals who are born female and changed their gender to male are not required to register. U.S. citizens or immigrants who are born male and changed their gender to female are still required to register.

    OPM notes that “transgender” refers to people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from the sex assigned to them at birth (e.g. the sex listed on an original birth certificate). The OPM Guidance further explains that the term “transgender woman” typically is used to refer to someone who was assigned the male sex at birth but who identifies as a female. Likewise, OPM provides that the term…

  11. Michael McDermott says:

    Selective Service System > Registration > Who Must Register
    https://www.sss.gov/Registration-Info/Who-Registration
    assigned the male sex at birth but who identifies as a female. Likewise, OPM provides that the term “transgender man” typically is used to refer to someone who was assigned the female sex at birth but who identifies as male.

    NOTE: Transgender students are welcome to contact Selective Service regarding their registration requirements if they are unclear about how they should answer Question 21 or Question 22 on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or need a status information letter from Selective Service that clarifies whether or not they are exempt from the registration requirement.
    This can be done…

  12. Michael McDermott says:

    This Formerly Trans 14-Year-Old Has A Message For Questioning Kids
    Walt Heyer http://thefederalist.com/2017/12/14/formerly-trans-14-year-old-message-questioning-kids/
    What People Questioning Their Sex Need to Hear
    Telling the truth, as painful as it can be to hear, shows genuine concern and compassion for people who are sincerely struggling with their gender identity – to research the damaging medical effects of transition

    It demonstrates compassion to suggest non-surgical treatments first. People deserve to know – that feelings can, and do, change, and that gender-change hormones and surgery cause lifelong consequences – regret is not rare, and claims of benefits of gender change are based on junk science
    Telling the truth is not…

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