Talkshow house and actor Ellen DeGeneres claims that it is hateful to ban trans people from the military. She took to Twitter to express her outrage.
“Tomorrow, the President’s ban on transgender people serving their country goes into effect. This isn’t about budgets. It’s hatred.”
Ellen was triggered over a CBS tweet where a former soldier who is now trans was upset about the ban.
Army vet John Burk, also commented on Trump’s ban on transgendered and explained why the president was right.
“It’s your choice to do with your body what you wish, but the military is not there to serve as a social experiment, nor pay for transgender transitioning cost related to hormone replacement therapy, or sex change operations. The military serves as a fighting force that guards this nation and does not need to be burdened with the extreme changes it would be required to undergo to accommodate such a small demographic. @realdonaldtrump has made a wise decision. Let’s also not forget that gender dysphoria is still classified as a psychological disorder, and within the trans community there is a 61% suicide rate which is a clear indicator of psychological issues.
“Studies have consistently found severe psychological issues associated with gender dysphoria. A 2016 study found that among military veterans identifying as transgender,” 90% have at least one mental health diagnosis, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, and nearly 50% had a hospitalization after a suicide attempt or suicidal thoughts.” An extensive 2011 study by the Karolinska Institute found that sex reassignment surgery rather than helping transgender individuals, resulted in worse psychological issues down the road. The study found that ten years after surgery, their “suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population.”
And he is not the only one as Iraq Combat Vet and Wounded Warrior J.R. Salzman also commented on Trans being in the military.
“The stress of being out there and doing the same job every single day eats away at you. Any tiny little personal issue they had suddenly became a mountain. And that shit came out on that fire base. And they snapped mentally. … Guys would literally snap over a dear John letter. Their personal issues came out and they were instantly combat ineffective.”
“Now take someone confused about whether they are a man/woman. Take those psychological and emotional issues and put them in that environment,” he said. “Take someone who is right off the bat not uniform or part of the same team. Give them special treatment because of their identity.”
“Take that person, put them in that stressful war environment and watch what happens. It’s a f***ticking time bomb,” Salzman pointedly added.
“War is no place for people who are mentally, emotionally, or physically confused or in turmoil. You have your s*** together, or you don’t,” he stated. “And if you don’t, you’ll just get people needlessly killed. Political correctness has absolutely no place in the military.”