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Trump’s Transgender Policy Reversal Moves Away from Political Correctness

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Last year, President Trump issued a memorandum giving the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security the opportunity to extensively study the impact of allowing transgender individuals into the military.

The recently released findings concluded “the clear sex-differentiated lines with respect to physical fitness; berthing, bathroom, and shower facilities; and uniform and grooming standards…have served all branches of Service well to date…”

The findings recommended those individuals who are transitioning or will want to transition should not be eligible to serve in the Armed Forces. Based on the findings, President Trump announced last week a revised policy that moves the military away from the Obama-era transgender policy of political correctness and returns to common sense and military readiness.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, a Marine veteran, released the following statement after an initial review of the Department of Defense’s new transgender military policy:

“President Trump is keeping his pledge to end the Obama era of social experimentation in our nation’s military. In the fall of 2016, I co-moderated a veterans townhall meeting where candidate Donald Trump was asked how he would handle social engineering and political correctness being forced on the military. He responded saying, ‘We are going to get away from political correctness.’ The revised personnel policy announced today does exactly that – it moves the military away from political correctness and puts the focus on the military’s mission: preparing to fight and win wars.”

Along with our friends at Family Research Council, we applaud the Trump administrations’ actions in returning the focus of our armed services to military readiness.

Our national partners at Family Policy Alliance have detailed analysis on the findings that can be read here.

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