Military veterans gather against Trump

Transgender student Sorrel Rosin (R) poses with a friend February 25 2017 in Chicago as hundreds of transgender supporters protest against the Trump administration's reversal of federal protections of bathroom rights, warning it risked exposing young people to hate-fueled violence. Rosin, a high school student in Illinois, said Ive felt a spike in homophobia, transphobia, bigotry, misogyny in and out of school." / AFP / Derek R. HENKLE (Photo credit should read DEREK R. HENKLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Campaign group VoteVets has labelled the decision of the President to ban trans people from serving as an “embrace of hate” in a no-holds-barred statement published Wednesday. It has been previously revealed that a White House memo directs the Defence Department to enforce the ban within six months. The new policy, once enforced, will mean Defence Secretary James Mattis would have the power to dismiss service personnel on the basis of gender identity. Commenting on the policy, Vote Vets Tweeted: “There’s NO reason for a transgender ban. Military isn’t asking for it. Americans don’t want it. This is about Trump embrace of hate. Period.” They also provided a poll according to which 69% of respondents believe that if trans militanyts fulifill their duty right then there is no need in suspending them.When it came to Republican voters only 48% said transgender troops should serve even if they can do their job. President Trump wrote on Twitter: “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”


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