President Trump announced in July the U.S. military would end the practice initiated by President Obama a year earlier of recruiting and accepting transgenders for its ranks.
So why is the Pentagon revealing this week it is taking steps “to be prepared to accept transgender recruits on Jan. 1”?
It’s mainly because of the well-funded legal teams pursuing lawsuits against the nation and the activist judges who affirm their complaints. Ironically, they have decided that while the Barack Obama administration was allowed to arbitrarily change the U.S. military rules on the issue, President Trump is not allowed to change them back.
According to the Washington Examiner, the announcement from the Pentagon follows recent decisions by several judges in Washington and Maryland that halted the orders from the president to the military to phase out transgender service and gender-reassignment surgeries.
Pentagon spokesman Dave Eastburn told the news organization that the Department of Defense now is “taking steps to be prepared to initiate accessions of transgender applicants for military service on January 1, 2018, per recent court orders.” (Read more from “Pentagon Warns It’s Getting Ready for Transgender Recruits” HERE)