A senior White House official disclosed that the White House in the last stage of compiling guidelines for a prohibition of the military members that are transgender. The official added that the policy might be flexible, but it’s uncertain when the guidelines will be completed.
The Wall Street Journal said that some anonymous sources reported that the White House had concluded the rules and would give out rules to the Pentagon to implement the ban soon.
Possible content of the policy
The Journal hinted that the new guidelines would empower Defense Sec. Jim Mattis latitude to remove current service members. The anonymous sources said he was meant to hone his focus on deployability, which entails the ability to serve a battle zone, follow in exercise and spend a long time aboard a ship.
Information that the last rules may be available soon was condemned by the opponents of the policy adjustment. According to the group that stands in for LGBT military spouses, American Military Partner Association addressed the recent proposal as a vicious on service members who are transgenders.
The group’s president, Ashley Broadway-Mack said not minding the condemnation of Trump’s tweets; he’s not relenting on his vicious assaults on service members who are transgenders. Broadway-Mack added that President Trump’s foolhardy assertion that transgenders in the service are not fit to be deployed has no rooted fact. Transgender service can be deployed just like other service members.
Last month, Trump tweeted his plan to ban transgender service members with tiny details. President Trump took such decision contrary to his lawyers’ advice, and they were shocked by the announcement.
However, some conservatives have backed the policy, with the government getting some letters pledging their support for the plan.
Trump took his decision in a bid to kill a congressional budget battle. A faction of conservative Republicans swore to set aside taxpayer money from paying for hormone therapies and gender transition.