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Sen. Marco Rubio and lawmakers. Jim Banks Introduced bills in the Senate and House that would bar transgender Americans from serving in the military.
The Military Readiness Act will ensure that:
Persons with a history of a gender identity disorder diagnosis are disqualified from military service.
‘Biden turned our military into an awakened social experiment,’ says Rubio said in a statement“It’s a stupid way to protect our country. We need to spend more time thinking about how to counter threats like China, Russia and North Korea, and less time thinking about pronouns.”
Days after taking office, President Biden signed the executive order reversal Trump-era policies Prevent Trans-Americans from openly serving in the military.
There are an estimated 150,000 transgender US military veterans. Evan Young, president of the Transgender American Veterans Association, said: talked to rolling stone After the Trump ban took effect in 2019. “We serve with honor and we are patriotic,” they said. They say we cannot serve, and the reasons are beyond my comprehension, other than discrimination.”
Rubio’s office said it was “building” the Military Readiness Act into Trump’s ban, some of which were “adding tougher requirements and revamping the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) to Ensure that all military personnel’s gender markers are consistent with their biological sex.”
The bill would disqualify all Americans who identify as transgender or who have a history of gender dysphoria from serving unless their biological sex is “stable.” The Department of Defense plans to issue the bill’s rules within 90 days of the bill becoming effective.
“Our bill will ensure the Department of Defense values lethality and responsiveness over far-left ideology,” Banks wrote in a statement announcing the bill’s introduction.
Rand Corporation, a non-profit think tank, Discovered in 2016 Transition-related health care costs in the military were relatively insignificant, and allowing transgender people to serve did not have a significant impact on military readiness.
“Limited research on the impact of foreign military policy shows little or no impact on force cohesion, operational effectiveness, or readiness,” the study found. noted that the policy would benefit all service members by creating a more inclusive and diverse force, opening more roles to women and allowing gay and lesbian personnel to openly participate in the U.S. military. Policy changes to make it serviceable likewise did not significantly affect force cohesion, operational effectiveness, or readiness.