Trump's decision marks a setback for LGBT rights groups who have expressed concerns that the Trump administration could chip away at progress the community has seen in recent years on the backs of a series of landmark decisions in recent years that have included the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide and a repeal of the ban on gay people openly serving in the military. Military leaders also wanted to review how transgender troops are treated, if they're discriminated against or if they have had disciplinary problems, defense officials have said.
"There are several people who are working on it", said Sen.
Ortega, who transitioned to male while serving in the Army and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, said, "When Donald Trump attacks what America calls its heroes or its warrior class, it means it's only a matter of time before he starts attacking and disassembling the American public, and that's what I have the most fear of". "Our military is the most effective, efficient and well-funded fighting force in the world, and as the president notes, we can not burden our armed forces with the tremendous costs and disruptions that transgender in the military would entail", Hartzler said after Trump announced the ban. Discarding trained troops who are already serving honorably and who have done nothing but be who they are is a awful waste of talent, she said. Today, more than 6,000 transgender and gender non-conforming Americans proudly serve in the armed forces.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said guidance on how to "fully implement this policy" is still to be worked out.
"I will tell you who the better friend is and some day I believe that will be proven out big league", Trump said. The first punch was the President's ban against transgender service members.
14 killed in Borno IDP camp attack However, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Ibrahim Njodi, said the army only rescued five dead bodies while four staff were still missing. A female suicide bomber was said to have hit an Internally Displaced Persons camp in the area, leading to the death and injuries.
Replacing them transgender troops would likely be far more costly.
Navy Capt. Greg Hicks declined to comment on whether Trump consulted Dunford on repealing the policy.
"When my Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in Iraq, I didn't care if the American troops risking their lives to help save me were gay, straight, transgender or anything else", she said. What is to stop a person from enlisting for two to four years, announce that they "identify with the opposite gender" and obtain their gender reassignment procedure compliments of the military medical care system? The president cited "tremendous medical cost" as one reason for his military order.
Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a Republican from Missouri, offered an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that would have cut military funding for transition-related surgeries or hormone therapy treatment.
Transgender service members have been able to serve openly in the military since previous year, when former Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended the ban. Would this potential policy discharge them or does it only apply to those who do not already serve but wish to? "To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military".
The president eventually emerged, umbrella in hand, and delivered a brief statement on the runway as driving rain poured. The president had considered others for the job, including political operatives David Urban and Wayne Berman.
The shock was even more intense because Nitish Kumar chose to ally with the BJP rather than effect a compromise with Lalu Yadav. Now, Nitish Kumar's floor-crossing will convince the BJP that the Hindi heartland is firmly in its grip.
He predicted that the PML-N under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif would emerge an absolute victor in the next general elections. The high court ruled that Sharif had been dishonest to Parliament and to the judicial system and was no longer fit for office.
The amendment was a last resort for Senate Republicans to pass something - anything - to trigger negotiations with the House. Trump has drilled into Republicans that they should take anything they can get when it comes to repealing Obamacare.
Instead, he will be reunited with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho , who tried to sign Matic last season. Earlier reports have claimed that Chelsea have already sanctioned a potential deal, but only at £50m.
A police officer was also injured in the gunfight outside the music venue in the southern German city of Konstanz. Police said in a statement that special commando forces have been deployed to the city as a precaution.
Moreover, there is no history of special counsels being appointed and applauded by the press, who went home without taking scalps. Yet, Donald Trump has taken to what is known as "Tweet-Shaming" Sessions just about every day on Twitter.
Vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez, who is Parojinog's daughter, and her sibling, were also arrested, Pacleb added. Parojinog's wife Susan and Octavio Parojinog Jr, a member of the provincial legislative board, were among those killed.
According to the police sources, the two victims were identified as Irfan Sheikh and Abid. "The operation is on", said the police. Internet services snapped in Pulwama district after two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists were gunned down in Tahab area.
Trump ousts Priebus as his chief of staff, appoints Kelly
Trump tweeted: "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff". That this did not work well was evident, but to only blame them and Congressional Republicans, as Trump has done, is wrong.
Trump calls for 51-vote majority but math is off
The House bill and Senate's original legislation would ease the ability of states to waive several of these provisions. John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME voted with Democrats to defeat the measure.
Priebus gone, can Kelly bring discipline to the White House?
I wonder if Mooch, hoping/expecting that he'd succeed his nemesis Priebus, is angry that now he'll be answering to a general. Asked what he meant by including Priebus, Scaramucci said, "If Reince wants to explain he's not the leaker, he can do that".
Britain's Got Talent 2009 victor dies in vehicle crash
Following his death , his final social post to Instagram has emerged, in which he talks about embracing life as much as possible. Former Diversity dancer and Britain's Got Talent victor Robert Anker has reportedly been killed in a auto crash in Canada .
7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto
Police believe the family may have been returning from work, parked their vehicle , and possibly forgot the baby was still inside. For the second time in two days, a child left alone in a hot auto has died in Phoenix, the city's Fire Department said Saturday.
Trump's ex-campaign chief meets Senate investigators
That gathering was described to Donald Trump Jr .in emails as part of a Russian government effort to aid the Trump campaign. Manafort had been invited to testify at Wednesday's hearing but he did not appear.
Red Sox rally, beat Royals in 10th
Behind E-Rod, John Farrell used Fernando Abad , Blaine Boyer , Robby Scott , Heath Hembree , Craig Kimbrel , and Matt Barnes . Kansas City scored four in the fourth, the big blow a three-run Lorenzo Cain home run that wrapped around the Pesky Pole.
The Dangers of the Senate Health Care Vote
The debate taking place over national health care today may be the single most important policy affecting our generation. The Senate Majority Leader wrote a ridiculous eight-page health care bill yesterday afternoon.