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A 242-187 majority of the House of Representatives voted Thurdsay to override the Trump adminsitration’s policy on transgender troops serving in the U.S. military.

The vote itself was on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act — Congress’ big, annual military authorization bill.

A report on the bill and its amendments from the House Armed Services Committee explains that the amendment “requires that qualifications for eligibility to serve in an armed force account only for the ability of an individual to meet gender-neutral occupational standards and not include any criteria relating to the race, color, national origin, religion, or sex (including gender identity or sexual orientation) of an individual.”

The measure initially passed by a voice vote the day before, but Democrats requested a roll call, wanting to go on record against the president’s transgender policy.

“Over the last three years, 14,000 transgender service members have served openly and successfully,” amendment sponsor Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said on the House floor Wednesday. “We know what transgender service members bring to the fight; let them bring it.”

10 Republicans joined with Democrats in support of the Amendment.

President Trump announced an end to transgender military service two years ago in June 2017, tweeting, “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

After studying the issue, the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security determined that “the accession or retention of individuals with a history of diagnosis of gender dysphoria – those who may require substantial medical treatment, including through medical drugs or surgery – presents considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality.”

The Supreme Court ruled in January that the policy could go into effect as lawsuits work their way through lower courts on the issue. The policy went into effect earlier this year, though some state National Guards are openly defying the new policy.

The Senate passed its version of the NDAA last month with no such transgender language. The differences between the bills will have to be resolved before it can go to the president’s desk.

The roll call from Thursday’s amendment vote is now online. The 10 Republicans who voted to override the policy are Reps. Susan Brooks (In.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Trey Hollingsworth (In.), Will Hurd (Texas), John Katko (N.Y.), Tom Reed (N.Y.), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Steve Stivers (Ohio), Fred Upton (Mich.) and Greg Walden (Ore.)

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Robert L Hassell

    July 12, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    No one wants to address the real reason why transgenders all banned! If u change your sex, you will taking medicine regularly, if not the rest of your life. Surgery as well. The military is responsible for disability for any damages during service. If a person waives the right to file service related disability due to transitioning then I’m all for it. But dont equate a person taking a bullet and getting 75% to a voluntary surgery and getting the same

    • Diana

      July 12, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      I agree

    • PT

      July 12, 2019 at 11:12 pm

      I believe a lot of the transgenders join the armed services because they will receive Free surgery and medical treatment. The transition could also take years to accomplish which means they would have to have an office job (when they are medically able to work) and could not do the day to day regular armed services jobs. So basically they receive free pay and free medical treatment at the expense of the United States taxpayer.

    • AFGus

      July 12, 2019 at 11:30 pm

      Nobody in the military wants mentally ill people working around them. It’s just that simple!

    • errollus

      July 13, 2019 at 4:10 am

      So if I claim to be transgender I can use the ladies Restroom? Cool.

  2. LST

    July 13, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Will those faggot freaks wear rainbow colored uniforms too?

  3. Arif

    July 13, 2019 at 1:18 am

    DemoRats will do ANYTHING to demoralize and Destroy the USA and its Armed Forces.. THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF THE STATE ALONG WITH SOME RINOS

  4. Rebecca Holstine

    July 13, 2019 at 1:53 am

    I don’t even know what to say about this. I am old and never thought I would live to see the day we would have transgenders in the military. Don’t people realize they are sick?

    • Ron

      July 13, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      I too, am old, and when I try to understand any liberal points of view I immediately get a headache. Like someone stated, “We are having a crisis of common sense”!

  5. Wilson

    July 13, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Do they mention to even get in the military you need a fully functioning brain and body? If your penis can not stay on that would be a disqualifier. Sleep disorders as well as a lot of mental disorders also get you bared from investment. Wait until these freaks start coming up hot on piss test they have a 3 strike rule.

  6. MissD

    July 13, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Remember those 10 “republicans “. ! Vote them OUT !!!

  7. Bobby Daniel

    July 13, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Those 10 rinos need to be kicked out of the republican party.

  8. jim robertson

    July 13, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    The military isn’t here for Social Experiments! It is to protect the citizens of this country and allies The expense of anyone wanting the sex change experiment should do that on their own at their own expense and peril

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