Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pentagon still slow on transgender military service


The Washington Post, in a story by Dan LaMothe on May 15, reports that the Pentagon is slow in preparing for allowing military service by openly transgender members.

The story is quite detailed, and even covers whether the military pays for sexual reassignment surgery, as well as many questions about uniform policy, relative to a member’s situation in undergoing reassignment. The story has a picture of an Air Force NCO, in a male uniform, and one cannot tell from the picture whether the individual is male-to-female or female-to-male (less common).
 
The political controversy over bathroom bills, especially in North Carolina (home of Fort Bragg and Camp Lejuene), where the state and DOJ are suing one another, does not help.

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