The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has banned the membership of any transgendered people in the military. On Friday, the White House released a statement revealing their intentions to have transgender people away from the armed services except under exceptional circumstances.
The statement claimed the president decided to back down on his previous permission of transgender people and delegated the choice to Secretary Mattis to implement the new regulation whereby trans people cannot serve in the army or any of its subsidiaries.
The policy was supposedly developed through a study by expert and veteran officials in the armed services. According to Mattis and his team of representatives, people diagnosed with gender dysphoria have a history of mental health issues, making them a burden on the effectiveness and lethality of the military.
No one with the strength & bravery to serve in the U.S. military should be turned away because of who they are. This hateful ban is purpose-built to humiliate our brave transgender members of the military who serve with honor & dignity. #ProtectTransTroops
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 24, 2018
As you may know, this action was widely criticized by celebrities and entertainment figures when the intention to have transgender people out was first announced on Twitter last year.
Donald Trump took to the social media platform in 2017 to tell the world of his plan to push trans people away from combat situations. Celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel vociferously lambasted this stipulation.
On the other side of the issue, some individuals have argued that because of the trans community’s high rate of suicide and depression, their ability to withstand high-stress situations in combat is significantly reduced.
While that is an entirely reasonable sounding argument, the same point was made against gay people when they wanted the right to serve in the military.
In a tweet which we have for you above, Nancy Pelosi, among many others, criticized the president’s action. This is just one of many instances of the Hollywood elite coming out in condemnation of the president.