Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Lifting the ban on transgender soldiers - Anti-lgbt industry vs. reality

I'm rather surprised at the muted response of the anti-lgbt right to the news that the Obama Administration is lifting the ban on transgender men and women serving in the military.

One would think that they are so busy scaring people about bathrooms that this particular news caught them by surprise. However, never fear. I can always count on the American Family Association's fake news service, One News Now, for a biased and very uneducated take on the subject. Look at their poll for example:

And this little nugget of nonsense is accompanied by a column by Bryan "gays were the founders of the Nazi party" Fischer, who has no expertise in military intelligence.

By contrast, the following video provides the facts we should know, including:

There are already 2,500 to 7,000 transgender soldiers in active duty, 1,500 to 4,000 reservists

This isn't some type of social experiment. Seems to me that the lifting of this ban was way over due. Transgender men and women are fighting for our freedom, therefore they deserve the right to do it openly, with all of the benefits and support we can give them:

1 comment:

Erica Cook said...

I wrote a message on the PBS news hour FB page thanking them for this reporting, and working to report it in a non-bias manner. I also tried to politely correct them on how they said transgender. For the record, it is a noun not a verb. No one is cared, or doored. People aren't womened or blacked. There is no used for the "ed" at the end of transgender. And yes, I was nicer about it on their wall, they really don't have a way of knowing this, we really should know better.