NYCF Applauds Trump’s Rollback Of Reckless Transgender Military Policy

Today, President Donald Trump announced that he would rescind the Obama-era policy of allowing military servicemembers to identify as “transgender,” dress as members of the opposite sex, and use opposite-sex facilities. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:

“President Trump’s announcement is a victory for common sense and decency, and for military preparedness. The President’s decision to bar ‘transgendered’ behavior by servicemembers will prevent female servicemembers from being forced to shower alongside male servicemembers that identify as ‘transgender,’ and will protect American tax dollars from being used to fund ‘gender reassignment’ surgeries and cross-sex hormones for servicemembers. Most importantly, the President’s decision will enhance the combat readiness of our Armed Forces, who will no longer be distracted and demoralized by this misguided Obama-era policy.”

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and other leftists are already hard at work pushing the narrative that the President’s action is an injustice toward persons who identify as ‘transgender.’ That narrative is a false one. Transgenderism is not an innate, unchanging characteristic like ethnicity or sex. Persons who wish to serve the nation in the Armed Forces will have a simple and fair choice to make: Refrain from adopting ‘transgender’ identities and behaviors, or refrain from serving in the military. In fact, President Obama’s policy on ‘transgender’ issues was deeply unfair to members of the Armed Forces who were told to ‘accept’ having their privacy invaded through sharing facilities with members of the opposite sex.”

Rev. McGuire concluded, “Military policy should be guided by the national security interests of the United States, not by left-wing social experiments. Thank you, Mr. President.”