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Posted on Sep 13, 2017 Print this Article

Irresponsible Senate Move re Transgenders Would Harm Military Readiness

On September 11, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced their co-sponsorship of an amendment to the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would force the armed forces to retain and recruit persons who suffer from a psychological condition called gender dysphoria.  The following comments may be attributed to, Elaine Donnelly President of the Center for Military Readiness:

“It is regrettable that two senators who have consistently demanded social experiments in the military, while disavowing negative consequences of their own misguided policy demands, would try to cut off at the knees both Secretary of Defense James Mattis and President Donald Trump on an important national defense issue: transgenders in the military.

“Senator Gillibrand keeps raising alarms about increased sexual assaults in the military, which are of concern to everyone.  But she cares nothing about military women living in close-quarters who are being forced to accept biological males in female-designated showers and private facilities.  Nor do the senators care about doctors and nurses being forced to approve or participate in treatments that many consider contrary to medical ethics or personal convictions.

Posted on Sep 13, 2017 Print this Article