Protests erupt nationwide following Trump's transgender military ban announcement

Military to Trump: We won't do a transgender ban until forced

After President Trump tweeted Wednesday that transgender Americans will not be allowed to serve in the military "in any capacity", reactions were swift to pour in on social media.

In a set of tweets, Trump cited the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" that the individuals serving in the armed forces would entail.

"But you know", Harrison continued with a tone so dry it practically crackles off the screen, "I don't even think Trump knows what "transgender" means".

"We just lost everything we worked for", said Vietnam veteran Rebecca McDonald.

Trump's tweets especially stunned the Bay Area with its progressive politics and mounting resistance to the Trump administration's policies.

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It's unclear how many transgender men and women now serve in the military, since they could be discharged if their status was officially known, but estimates put the number somewhere between 2,450 and 15,500.

Meadows says it's not based on military readiness, it's based on discriminatory practices.

Trump's decision is a complete reversal of Obama's ending of the transgender military ban past year. He wrote the military can not be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption from transgender military service members.

About 2,450 military servicemembers are transgender, according to a study by the RAND Corporation, though the estimated number of transgender service members has varied. He applauds anyone willing to serve, but notes a man who wouldn't qualify to serve with men, might qualify to serve with women, based on the requirements.

"We are indebted to all who serve".

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First, Jenner retweeted a Trump post from June 2016 in which he promised to fight for the LGBT community.

Such is the case for Sage Fox, a transgender veteran and activist from Sacramento, who said she was "devastated" by Trump's announcement Wednesday.

"Those decisions should be made by the military not forced upon them by politicians with an agenda, they should focus on what it best for the military, not what is best for some special interest group".

The Military Times also reported that US$41.6 million was spent on Viagra alone in 2014, and a total of almost 1.18 million prescriptions were filled for erectile dysfunction medications from 2011-14. "The governor respects the ability of generals and military leaders to decide the force America needs". "There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train and deploy to leave the military - regardless of their gender identity". "It is against this standard that I provide the following guidance on the way forward in accessing transgender individuals into the military services".

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