The transgender madness will soon be forced onto the Armed Forces.
The Associated Press is reporting on the story as if it is a foregone conclusion that transgender is a real thing (other than a mental illness) and that they must be received into the military in the name of equality.
The headline makes it clear that transgender in the military is an inevitable move of history: “US Officials: Military Worries About Easing Transgender Ban.”
U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say.
Carter told troops in Afghanistan that he was open-minded when asked if the Defense Department was planning to remove one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service. But some defense officials have said they have broad concerns about the impact of such a change.
The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Much of the opposition centers on questions of where transgender troops would be housed, what berthing they would have on ships, which bathrooms they would use and whether their presence would affect the ability of small units to work well together.
There also are questions about whether the military would conduct or pay for the medical treatment and costs associated with any gender transition, as well as which physical training standards the troops would be required to meet.
The military has dealt with similar questions as it has integrated the ranks by race, gender and sexual orientation. And in many cases comparable worries have been raised, including whether the changes would hinder small units that often have to work together in remote, confined locations for long periods of time.
Transgender people, who believe their gender identity is different from the one they were born with — and who sometimes take hormone treatments or have surgery to change — are banned from military service. But studies and surveys estimate 15,000 transgender people serve in the active duty military and the reserves, often in secret but in many cases with the knowledge of their unit commanders or peers.
Notice that now the “slippery slope” is admitted to be true. While race and sex are thrown in there for propaganda purposes, this story admits that, when the debate over admitting homosexuals was going on, we should have been pointing out that this would lead to transgender “rights” in the military as well. But no, back then slippery slope arguments about men wearing dresses and make-up were laughed at.
But it was all true. The worst right-wing “stereotypes” were simply communicating the truth.