1, Procedures. Transgender people were demanding the US Tax payer pay not only for hormone replacements but also their surgeries.
2, Supply chain. Transgender individuals need a routine supply of hormones, how’s that going to work in field duty?
3, Health. Transgender individuals who don’t get their routine therapeutic hormone replacements face detrimental trans-formative alterations to their body and mind which inhibit their ability to function in the field.
Transgender individuals are physically unfit to perform the job, require undue maintenance to allow them to perform ANY duty and cost the tax payers the same cost as 2-3 other non-trans soldiers.
Speaking of equality: every job I’ve ever signed up for had a statement about disabilities directly from the Department of Labor.
“Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, protect qualified individuals from discrimination on the basis of disability in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship”
“reasonable accommodations” and ends with “barring undue hardship”. For the reasons 2 and 3 highlighted above: transgender individuals require greater than reasonable accommodations and present an undue hardship in that if in the field and unable to obtain their routine hormone replacements – they become physically and mentally incapable of performing the duties.
People who require mood stabilizers such as those with Bi-Polar disorders are also barred from military service for the same reason of inability to be catered to with corrective medication on call at all times under field conditions. People with epilepsy are also barred for that same exact reason as well. The same holds true for people with diabetes.
Transgender people denied their hormone therapy face wildly fluctuating hormone levels and disorganized behavior, inability to focus and rapid mood swings not unlike people with Bi-Polar disorder. They have elected to undergo and self impose a disability and a liability in field conditions. As such, they are physically and mentally unfit to serve.
Transgendered, due to their medication needs: are NOW being treated by the same standards as people with Mood Disorders, Epilepsy or Diabetes – you can’t serve because you are a liability in the field. One set of standards – that is equality. Previous to now: transgender person’s were being treated with special privileges in that they were permitted to serve in spite of their medication necessities.
It is only now that Transgenders are being barred from serving: that they’ve been knocked down to being equal and judged by the same standards as others. Now they’re being held to the same standard as other routinely medicated conditions: they’re not permitted to serve.
Welcome to equality – is it everything you dreamed it was?