President Trump to Reinstate Military Ban on Transgender Individuals

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    A very fair point.

    Anytime anyone is facing mental and physical issues they are not fit for combat and frankly they are very dangerous.
    Well, let's get anyone going through a divorce, or losing a family member out. Depressed? You're fired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I am okay with this decision. If I were in the military, I would not like my life relying on someone who is facing mental and physical issues related to being transgender.
    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    A very fair point.

    Anytime anyone is facing mental and physical issues they are not fit for combat and frankly they are very dangerous.
    How many people with PTSD are currently serving? That would seem to be a much much greater risk IMO.

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    Transgender surgeries seem elective to me: like breast implants. But to implement a ban on qualified Americans to serve seems counterproductive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    A very fair point.

    Anytime anyone is facing mental and physical issues they are not fit for combat and frankly they are very dangerous.
    So pregnant women are dangerous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Ok, now you got me. Why do African American males have higher medical costs?
    Cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes all tend to be higher in African American males.

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    I have no problem with this. I also wouldn't have a problem with women being banned from the military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    How many people with PTSD are currently serving? That would seem to be a much much greater risk IMO.
    New study that soldier suicide rates are up but transgender soldiers are our problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Transgender surgeries seem elective to me: like breast implants. But to implement a ban on qualified Americans to serve seems counterproductive.
    That's how I feel. If you don't want to cover the surgery expenses, that's fair IMO. To simply ban them from service and to do so under the guise of increased medical costs isn't fooling anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Transgender surgeries seem elective to me: like breast implants. But to implement a ban on qualified Americans to serve seems counterproductive.
    That was the question I was going to ask. Does private insurance cover elective surgery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Transgender surgeries seem elective to me: like breast implants. But to implement a ban on qualified Americans to serve seems counterproductive.
    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    That's how I feel. If you don't want to cover the surgery expenses, that's fair IMO. To simply ban them from service and to do so under the guise of increased medical costs isn't fooling anyone.
    Agreed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    How is questioning whether we should kick women out of the military because of medical costs not the exact same topic as transgender folks? Why does it need another thread?
    Maybe we should have just one thread for all the President Trump hating.

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    I'd also like to hear from the generals and people serving how they feel about this? Is it currently causing problems? Is there bullying going on? Does it make a big difference in morale, etc? It seems such a low percentage of active duty, it doesn't seem like a big issue. The only issue I would have is paying for elective surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pura Vida View Post
    So pregnant women are dangerous?
    In combat situations!!!??? Hell to the YES!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Maybe we should have just one thread for all the President Trump hating.
    Are we also going to have a thread for all the excuses as to why he makes all the bad decisions he does? That would be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    In combat situations!!!??? Hell to the YES!!!!
    Did you not watch Fargo??

    LOL.... I read your post as OR not AND.

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