On Transgender Soldiers, Combat Readiness and Distraction [cartoon]

Trump is wrong that the military pays for transgender soldiers’ transition treatments. It doesn’t. But do transgender soldiers distract other soldiers?

aNewDomain — Donald Trump plans to ban transgender soldiers from the military. The reason he gives for this move is twofold. First, he claims paying for transitions is too expensive. But the military doesn’t cover them. He also thinks troops will be distracted from their duties by the mere presence of transgender soldiers.

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