Friday, May 23, 2014

We're Making Progress

and faster than I expected.

This story in the Washington Post was about my (nominal) boss:

Hagel: Policies on transgender personnel serving in the military should be reviewed

from the article: 

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that he was open to reconsidering the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

“I do think it continually should be reviewed,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I’m open to that.”

(If you read the article, be sure to follow the link referenced in the story.)

So it's nothing certain, but at least it's on the radar.  No, I'm not planning on enlisting.  I was once told that I was "army material" but they were thinking Salvation Army.

But I agree completely with Secretary Hagel:

The “bottom line,” Hagel said, is that “every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it.”

Right now, trans will still get you a dishonorable discharge.  I don't think being trans is equivalent to being a criminal in the military.

One more thing to remember this Memorial Day.

1 comment:

  1. There may be something wrong with your poll...I voted (I like your glasses) but the vote is gone, in fact both votes as of that day, are also gone. Just sayin'...

    But I do like your glasses...



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