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Supreme Court Allows Transgender Military Ban to Go in Effect

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January 23, 2019
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The Supreme Court has upheld the block on individuals who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria/transgender from serving in the United States military. We've done our due diligence and researched and compiled a few facts for this article. So if you think you're going to find some bigotry here, you've come to the wrong place. We are going to describe what we feel is an important aspect of serving in the military and how gender dysphoria could affect those aspects. Then you can draw your own opinions on it.Transgender and Transsexual are two distinctly different categories."Transgender refers to individuals who identify with a gender identity that differs from the one assigned at birth.""Transsexual refers to individuals who seeks or has undergone surgery or medical treatment to change the appearance of their birth genitalia as a means of reducing their gender dysphoria."Should a transgender decide to undergo the transition, that is a rifle out of the fight. Not all transgendered persons will choose to do the transition, but some will and as Isis King has stated"When you transition, everyone has their own journey, everyone has own timeframe.”-Isis King, Huffington Post (9/14/2015)Isis King was born male, she was also on Americas Next Top Model as a female. She completed the transition and the Huffington Post interviewed her. For Isis King, she underwent Hormone Replacement Therapy, breast augmentation, and full genital reassignment surgery. As HuffPost reported, it took her from the time she was 21, when she first started taking hormones, until she was 23 to fully complete the transition with all three procedures. Two years out of the fight. That's one circumstance, it may be shorter or longer for others.The question here isn't whether or not transgender people are capable or incapable. The question is, can we, in the realm of combat efficiency, spare the time it takes for each individual to transition, should they so choose, and still be lethal and combat effective?You may be the very best tactician, the top of the line shooter, but if you're undergoing the transition, you won't be "in country". "In country" is where you are needed.If I've said it once, I've said it ten thousand times when it comes to people in combat. I don't care who you are as long as you pull your weight, cover your sector, and do your job without any special treatment. If you can't do that, then you'll be a detriment to the unit, the same as any man or woman who didn't adhere to the same standards.This is warfighting we're talking about, where your actions, inactions, presence or absence have life-altering consequences outside of the individual. Those rules are the same for everyone, everywhere, on both sides of the fight.What are your thoughts?(P.S.) If you're upset about this article, you should read up on the Principle of Charity, in regards to debate.

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