Trump announces ban on transgender service members
Remember when Donald Trump was going to be the Republican who didn’t hate LGBT people?
He even promised to be better than Hillary on LGBT issues!
Under President Obama, transgender people already serving in the military were allowed to come out and the process was started to allow transgender people to enlist.
Trump postponed that process, and Wednesday morning he took to Twitter to make an announcement: yeah, he’s bringing discrimination back in.
Bozo announced in a series of tweets,
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.
Trump’s move also comes days after former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Adm. Mike Mullen called on Congress to allow transgender troops and provide them needed medical care.
And by the way.
Gay rights opponent picked as ambassador to Netherlands by Trump
A gay rights opponent who once appeared in a campaign advert that was accused of being racist and who has claimed that refugees pose a threat to Europe has been named as Donald Trump’s choice for US ambassador to the Netherlands.
The nomination of Pete Hoekstra, a former congressman and one of the founders of the conservative Tea Party movement, has raised eyebrows in the Netherlands, a bastion of liberal values and the first country in the world to legalise gay marriage.