With trans-servicemembers just around the corner it looks like the Marines will have a long ways to go to fully integrate the Marines. A few months ago a Marine killed a trans-woman in a Philippine bar and he has just been charged with murder.
Marine charged in Filipino transgender slayingThe Marine has reportedly said,
By Jim Gomez
The Associated Press
December 15, 2014
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender woman.
Prosecutor Emilie de los Santos said there was "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, who has been detained since shortly after the October incident, killed Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey, in the motel room where the victim's body was found in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila. She had apparently been strangled and drowned in a toilet bowl.
"I think I killed a he/she," Pemberton was quoted as having told Rose [A Marine that Pemberton went out bar hopping that night].And if you read the comments about the article they show that the Marines have a long ways to go to integrate trans- servicemembers and also gay and lesbian servicemembers.