October 18, 2016
By Lorra B.
The Air Force has provided temporary ‘gender-specific’ exclusions for airmen seeking to change gender, according to Military.com.
When it comes to bathrooms, uniform requirements and tests of physical fitness, the transgender airmen will be given a different set of rules.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James stated, “This is another step in allowing transgender airmen to serve openly, receive medical care relating to gender transition and allow transgender individuals to join the Air Force. Our strengths as a military are the quality and character of our people, and those things that make us unique are the same things that make us strong.”
The question on many minds is whether this move indeed makes the military strong or does it cause confusion, a separate set of rules for specific individuals and a division among the troops?
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