President Trump took to twitter to announce the prohibition of transgender people serving in the military, a reversal of the Obama administration’s decision to allow them to serve. Justifying his case, Trump said the military cannot accept the burden of higher medical costs and “disruption” that transgender troops would cause.
According to a RAND Corporation, there are currently 11,000 transgender troops in the reserves and active duty military, which begs the question, what will happen to these troops? Aaron Belkin, the director of the think tank Palm Center, said that the military benefits greatly from transgender troops who have been praised by their Commanders and they do not place a higher burden on the military compared to any other individual.
Source: Washington Post