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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:55 AM

House votes to block Trump's military transgender ban

Source: Associated Press


JUNE 19, 2019 / 7:24 AM / AP

The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. The House passed, by a 243-183 vote, an amendment to block Mr. Trump's transgender ban from remaining in effect. The move still faces an uphill battle and a Trump veto threat against the underlying $1 trillion spending bill, which includes the military budget.

The Trump administration's policy bars people who have undergone gender transition from enlisting. It also requires military personnel to serve as their biological gender unless they began a gender transition under less restrictive Obama administration rules. The policy is being challenged in court.

"With so much anger and so much hate in the world today, it is time to be kind to people," said Rep. Peter Visclosky, Democrat from Indiana.

A GOP opponent, Rep. Ken Calvert of California, said the move "risks undermining the readiness of our military at a time when we can least afford it."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-military-transgender-ban-house-votes-to-block/

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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:01 AM

1. eggscllent

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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:03 AM

2. "Undermining the readiness of our military."

They've been singing that one note for decades. And there's never been any evidence that gay or transgender service members hurt our military readiness.

They're a one-note party. But they play it all they can...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:09 AM

3. Let's ask the military rank and file their opinion

Do you feel transgender service members put you in danger?

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