The end is coming, no not the end of the world but the ban on trans-servicemembers, the hand writing in on the wall.
Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender banLeave it to a woman to speak up first, the men are all waiting to see who will make the first move; you go first… no you go first… no you. Well the first move has been made.
By Susan Page
December 10, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. — Now that the U.S. military has opened more jobs to women and allowed gay men and lesbians to serve openly, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted.
"Times change," she told Capital Download, saying the policy "is likely to come under review in the next year or so." Asked whether dropping the ban would affect military readiness, she replied: "From my point of view, anyone who is capable of accomplishing the job should be able to serve."
She apparently is the first secretary of a branch of the armed forces to support the idea of ending the ban on transgender troops, though House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California and some other members of Congress have urged the Pentagon to lift it.