Last time I checked, the primary requirement for military service in America is to be an American citizen, and trans gendered people in America are most likely Americans. Obviously they have to meet the physical requirements to serve, but if they do, I see no reason why we should exclude them. Anyone should be able to serve their country, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Excluding them for a petty reason is just violating that person's right as an American
Wish I didn't have to type 50 words, but oh well. Yall are talking about the money aspect. Forget about that. If you really want to cut costs, try drawing money away from useless missiles. That will save us an absolutely load of money, and then maybe you'll stop complaining about equal rights for our soldiers.
The reason why there's a high suicide rate among transgender people is because transgender people are hated, bullied, made fun of, and viewed as a mentally ill. Homosexuals have had a high suicide rate. So should homosexuals not be allowed at all to enter the military? Having a high suicide rate doesn't necessarily mean being transgender means you have a mental illness. Some could say homosexuality is a mental illness just because there has been a high suicide rate among homosexuals. Just because somebody identifies as a gender that they aren't or identifies as a made-up gender, doesn't mean they cannot handle the military.
It hasn't been proven that it is impossible for a transgender person to do really well in the military. There are transgender people who have been in the military. http://time.com/donald-trump-president-transgender-troops/
What differences do you see between these people? The gender? How does that place them in a different category then the rest. Who makes the decision to place each person bases on race, gender or trait. What I see they are human beings, people with thoughts and emotions. They have beliefs, they have dreams. Just because they are people who don't accept the gender they were born with doesn't make them any less of a human being then all of us. They are citizens of the country, and they want to protect their home just like the rest of us, so why not allow them to fight for their home? Studies aren't always fact, Most are proved false. We can't put our eyes only on the data of outcome, if we do, then we might neglect the real thoughts of transgenders. Transgenders are no different. They might change their body image, their voice and like, but it doesn't change their thoughts. They are still the same. If one being has the right to fight in the military, then every type of person, race, or gender. They should be able to join the military, and not judged for what they are, but focused on what they were born as, Humans, citizens of the country. For this country is not just ours, its for everyone, including transgenders, and they deserve to fight for their country, for the place they call home.
Our country was founded by men and women alike, on the belief that all men are created equal. If this is true than by excluding transgender persons from the US military and depriving them of the right to fight for their homeland, than we are violating the constitution. It is simply ridiculous that our nation would shun a whole group of people away from the military, simply for their gender preference, which is a personal and private decision.
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The big issue with trans people in the military is safety. If a guy want to be a girl, he can't be in a girls camp because its a sexual security problem and putting them in the guys camp can cause issues with him/her because of wanted to be treated how he/she feels. There also isn't enough money to create a trans camp so don't even argue that.
As a general rule, I am against anything that is a mental illness. That includes transgenderism, formerly recognized as a mental illness and named gender dysphoria. Accepting the mentally ill into the military creates a risk that cannot be taken; placing the lives of others in the hands of those who can't be trusted with their own. For reference, the suicide rate among transgender people is 41% vs 4.9% in the general population, citing an article from USAToday. Before anyone falls to conjecture, there have been studies regarding whether bullying affects it; it doesn't.
The moment people enlist in the military, their medical needs are covered by the service. It may range from gunshot wounds to simple broken fingers. To transgenders of course, this means that the military will supply them with hormones, which cost an astonishing 70 million dollars each year, which is bound to rise with the sudden intake of liberals. Unless you want our National Debt to remain, transgenders shouldn't be in the military.
The military is an organization to fight for the United States, military personnel are expected to do as they are told with out question. With the current climate with transgenders, it seems that they would be unwilling to comply with what their commanding officers have set before them. Unless they are willing to shed their identity, the military is not a place for them.
To be in the military, You have to be mentally fit. Many trans people have mental issues. That is just a fact. It isn't a right to serve in the military- it is a privilege. You can't join the military if you're under 58 or if you have flat feet. Is that discrimination? No, There is a very obvious purpose for these restrictions. It's not about transphobia.
The military is not a place for equality, its purpose is to defend our nation and keep us safe from foreign threat. We can't sacrifice our security for equality, those who are transgender are proven to have substantially higher suicide rates, mental illness, bipolar, the list goes on. Just like we can't lower the bar for women so they can join, we can't lower the quality of our military to be politically correct.
Having served in the military, simply put, the military is not a place for social experiments. The same could be said of women in combat roles. Could we do it? Yes. Is America ready to have women come back in coffins? What do you think women POW's go through that men usually don't? Transgenders, whether you like to admit it or not, have serious mental issues. The suicide rate before genital surgery is around 40% and after surgery....It's STILL around 40%. I'm sorry but we don't need confused she-mans in the barracks getting lathered up. It is a recipe for disaster!
Like I said, I don't hate Transgenders since I don't have any problems with them, but studies show that about 90% of Transgenders have depression, and about 50% have suicidal thoughts. Sure, we shouldn't expect that since the small samples happened to have people who might suffer from depression, but these samples come from different parts of the country. So unless it's just happens to be a rare time in which people who happened to have depression were oddly picked for the sample, I'll have to go to a safer route, that's my personal belief.
Each of the specific branches of the United States military have unique mission requirements but they all share a common requirement for success, teamwork. In team sports, success depends more on the ability of the team to work together. Military teams are the same way and generally they recruit new members who can easily fit in with the current team. Recruiting transgender members would become a problem for the team. If out military teams were playing high-school sports I would consider giving each person a fair chance to try out. Our servicemen lose limbs or die far too often to consider recruiting anyone which increases the risks of service. The US military might consider this change after the transgender population grows to a social norm and their current servicemen are unbiased about it.