Klinger would be so disappointed!
“Gay Pride Month” is just beginning—but we can’t say the same for the administration’s pandering. In the last seven years, Americans have witnessed an almost perpetual parade of deviance, with the president grand marshalling them all! Now, the government’s rainbow love fest is spilling over into the military, where each branch is racing to out-sexualize the other.
After yesterday’s announcement, the Air Force is taking its radicalism to new heights—announcing that it was easing the discharge policy on transgenders in advance of the pride event next Tuesday. (Apparently, we’re now relaxing U.S. security standards in conjunction with P.C. holidays.) The move isn’t a surprise to those familiar with new Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who was the first service chief to openly lobby for the gender confused to serve. “Times change,” she said in December. “From my point of view, anyone who is capable of accomplishing the job should be able to serve.”
Going where no branch has gone before, the Air Force will let high-ranking officials decide the fate of known transgenders in their ranks. “Though the Air Force policy regarding involuntary separation of gender dysphoric Airmen has not changed, the elevation of decision authority to the director, Air Force Review Boards Agency, ensures the ability to consistently apply the existing policy,” said an Air Force spokesman. “Identification as transgender, absent a record of poor duty performance, misconduct or a medically qualifying condition, is not a basis for involuntary separation.”
For the first time, a medical diagnosis alone won’t trigger a service member’s discharge—superiors will. “There must be a commander determination that the condition interferes with duty requirements,” the Air Force pointed out. In other words, branch leaders can opt to keep open transgenders in their units—despite the fact that it violates military policy and U.S. law.