Friday, August 07, 2015

Mike Huckabee insults transgender soldiers during GOP debate

Last night's GOP debate was the slow moving train wreck it was predicted to be. However, the following is the most disgusting moment and it's courtesy of Mike Huckabee (which is no surprise):

The "it's not the place for social experiment" talking point is an old anti-gay talking point usually reserved for gay adoption and parenting. As you can see above, it can be used in any situation to paint a fact about the normalcy of the lgbt community into something odd and dangerously new.

Let me put it this way. Transgender soldiers are already a fact. And they are fighting for our freedoms. Mike Huckabee as president? Now THAT is a dangerous social experiment.


Steph Mineart said...

The Williams Institute: Transgender Military Service in the United States
By Gary J. Gates, Jody L. Herman May 2014
An estimated 150,000 transgender individuals have served in the U.S. armed forces, or are currently on active duty. In addition, an estimated 134,000 transgender individuals are veterans or are retired from Guard or Reserve service, 8,800 transgender adults are currently on active duty in the U.S. armed forces, and an estimated 6,700 transgender individuals are serving in the Guard or Reserve forces. Transgender individuals assigned female at birth are nearly three times more likely than all adult women, and those assigned male at birth are 1.6 times more likely than all adult men, to serve.

Erica Cook said...

The reason why it benefits America to provide the resources for transgender people to live an authentic life, and serve in the military is because it offered a wider range of people to do a particular job. Having that having more people to choices from means the best person for the job is that much better through compitition, simply having some better people.