James Hasson disagrees: Transgender individuals in the army
Catholic. Afghanistan Veteran. Contributor to @FDRLST on military/vets issues. Love Thee Notre Dame.
The military has always been at the forefront of civil rights and equality in our society, and that should never change. But this policy [i.e. allowing transgender individuals in the army] is not a question of equality, it is a matter of basic safety and combat effectiveness. It asks the other 39 soldiers in a transgender soldier’s platoon to potentially sacrifice their safety for one soldier’s affirmation. It is the inverse of the traditional military ethos.source