The United States is still engaged in wars and our veterans are still having trouble getting basic care. Why is the Pentagon so obsessed with transgender people?
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Pentagon Issues Transgender Directive, Offers Extended Time Off During Transition
The Pentagon released a manual Friday providing step-by-step instructions describing how service members can get a sex change, allowing for extended time off during the transition.
The directive orders the four military branches to set up a “Service Central Coordination Cell” to guide commanders who are overseeing sex changes, the Washington Times reported.
Commanders are in charge of approving medical treatment required for genital reconstruction surgery, hormone therapy, and recovery, all of which are funded by tax dollars.
Once the transition is complete and the service member is assigned a new “gender marker,” commanders are responsible for assessing the service member’s ability to return to duty. Commanders are also required to hold training sessions explaining transgender issues and anti-discrimination efforts to their troops.
The Pentagon lifted the ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the military June 30. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the new policy was “the right thing to do” and would help the military recruit and retain qualified personnel.
Our priorities as a nation are a complete mess.
Shouldn’t we be focused on basic care for our vets first?