No change yet in transgender policy in military | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, July 27, 2017

No change yet in transgender policy in military

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:31 AM



It's pretty clear Donald Trump consulted no generals before using Twitter to issue a ban on transgender service in the military.

It seems likely this edict is a product of campaigning and junk science from a "religious" right outfit labeled by many as a hate group.

But the policy hasn't been implemented yet. And the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has written a terse noteto the military saying it won't be implemented until Trump has communicated with the secretary of Defense and guidance for implementation is in place.

First big question: How does this affect the thousands of men and women now serving who could be at peril of dismissal?

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo writes that the letter serves to emphasize that there IS a chain of command, that there ARE protocols and, perhaps, that the Pentagon doesn't plan to begin doing official business by Twitter.

Tags: , ,


Favorite

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Is Arkansas in or out on Kobach voter data effort?

    The Washington Post has published a map that counts Arkansas as among states that will "partially comply" with a sweeping request for voter data by the so-called election integrity commission set up by Donald Trump in an effort to cast doubt on Hillary Clinton's 3 million-vote popular defeat of him in 2016.
    • Jul 2, 2017
  • Greenbrier's paddling of student protester goes worldwide

    The paddling of Greenbrier High School students who joined in te national school walkout Wednesday has produced headlines worldwide.
    • Mar 17, 2018
  • Rep. Mary Bentley's website now supports gay rights

    Somebody has cybersquatted on Republican Rep. Mary Bentley's website, replacing her messaging with a call for equal rights for LGBTQ people.
    • Jul 18, 2017

Slideshows

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation