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Capt Jeff S.
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Good luck with that. It's not the job of the military to pay for surgery and medical care of transgenders. You need to have your mental health issues straightened out BEFORE going into the military. If they can reject a person for being too tall, being overweight, or having flat feet, they can reject you for gender identity issues that require continuous hormone therapy.
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PFC Mobile Gun System (Mgs) Gunner
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I agree sir although I do sympathize with some of my former shipmates who are transgender and they are a credit to the service they do their job well and don't let their sexual orientation play a factor. The said thing is even if they win the law suit the policy will still remain in place.
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SFC Intelligence Analyst
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Does everyone realize that the military hasn't been paying for reassignment surgery for active duty transgender members in the last year of open service? Anyone? They don't even have to have the reassignment surgery to transition - or they weren't going to need it.

Here's the problem - the policy for the last year has been to allow transgender servicemembers to openly serve and transition. Then in the next six months they would accept recruits who are openly transgender. We all on active duty got the damn training. So I don't know why people still say the same crap over and over. But now the policy is getting reversed - and for no apparent reason other than to appeal to a certain base or based on ignorant preconceived ideologies.
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MAJ Critical Care Nurse
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PFC (Join to see) - You hit a key note here, they did not let their sexual orientation play a factor. I think most of us that serve want to show up to work, do our job, and go home, not being judgmental on many people. Part of the problem has been the media and social media making it sound like those trans will make it all of our business and that bothers people. Having never worked with a transgender that I am aware of but but you make me worry as a leader that changes to my military will bring folks pre and post treatment in with a high suicide rate, I see that as a problem. Much of it is media and social media but what are we to do?
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PVT James Strait
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Again, sort out your sexuality as a civilian then see if the military wants you, and if the military is for you.
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SFC Senior Counterintelligence Sergeant
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That's not an unreasonable request.
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SSgt Assistant Detachment Commander
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The military doesn't like tattoos anymore either. Who's suing over that?
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SFC Senior Counterintelligence Sergeant
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SSgt (Join to see) - Did they change it again, or is that just USMC?
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SSG Military Police Instructor
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I know that the tattoo policy in the Army changed to be less stupid...not sure about the Corps. The Navy apparently now has the most lax policy. It seems to allow basically everything.
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SSgt Assistant Detachment Commander
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SFC (Join to see) It's just the Marine Corps; worry not. We have the strictest policy out of all of the branches.
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SFC Intelligence Analyst
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The Army allows people with tattoos they just can't be visible in uniform basically. The Army relaxed that shit again a few years ago. It's just the Marines who have the strict policy.
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