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US: Study to find out how transgender troops would affect military ‘readiness’

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  1. barriejohn 31 Jul 2013, 2:34pm

    Do they think they would take too long doing their nails or something, then?

    1. barriejohn 1 Aug 2013, 7:51am

      Isn’t it strange how any ironic comments are always misinterpreted on this site?

  2. The current system doesn’t work, the most pressure would be on troops who have to live a lie whilst serving in the army. I think that transitioning in service or being pre-transition probably would affect the readiness of troops. I found it hard enough in a regular job, but once allowed to transition it is a weight off your mind. But I think there should be no restriction on transitioned troops.

    1. One proposal is that serving troops be given time off to transition (say, 1 or 2 years) in exchange for extending their term of service after the transition is complete and they are fit for duty.

  3. Velvet Steele 31 Jul 2013, 9:58pm

    The final frontier? Trans rights! But do they honestly think the ability to serve their country is dictated by what is in their panties?? These people need to give their heads a shake and spend money on something else and set up the rules and guidelines to allow transgender folks, period, in a tolerant environment and stop being phobic!!!

  4. Kay Arnold 1 Aug 2013, 2:46am

    I just wonder what their criteria is in their study. What questions would they ask? What assumptions do the researchers have, are any researchers knowledgeable about transsexuality? What real life experience do they have with trans people? Just asking.

  5. Janet Lameckj 1 Aug 2013, 3:57am

    another TOTAL WASTE of money!

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