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Not just "anyone" can buy guns.
Now if you said "anyone" can vote, that would be closer.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: DBCowboy
I don't think it is...
Isn't it unconstitutional to discriminate for that reason???
Sex, age, race, religion and sexual orientation???
originally posted by: Aazadan
I just said the same thing (and we're now 45 pages in, so this is super buried) but I imagine the counter argument will be made by lawyers for this, that sex isn't gender. Sex is only male or female... totally binary. It's gender, not sex that is fluid, and there is no intent in the law to protect based on gender, only on sex.
Basically, it hinges on if gender and sex are the same thing.
Other History of Medical Disorders That Are Disqualifying
Any history of suicidal behavior, that includes discussions, gestures, or the actual attempt is disqualifying. A history of self-mutilation is also disqualifying.
Anxiety issues, either current or historical, or panic, agoraphobia, social phobia, simple phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, other acute reactions to stress, and posttraumatic stress are disqualifying for entry into the service.
Any history or current disorder of being dissociative, bouts of hysteria, or de-personalization are disqualifying.
Any history or current somatoform disorders, including, but not limited to hypochondriasis or chronic pain disorder, are disqualifying.
Any history or current psychosexual conditions, including, but not limited to transsexualism, exhibitionism, transvestism, voyeurism, and other paraphilias, are disqualifying.
Any history or current issue with alcohol dependence, drug dependence , alcohol abuse, or other drug abuse is disqualifying.
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
originally posted by: carewemust
If a Transgender person visits a military recruiting office to enlist, how can they tell that he/she is Transgender?
Same way they can tell if they are gay or not.
originally posted by: matafuchs
This is a list of Medical conditions that can cause you to not be able to enlist.
These are the ones 'sexual' or gender based
b. Male genitalia.
(6) Penis, amputation of, if the resulting stump is insufficient to permit normal micturition.
So, I guess having 'BIG BALLS' does not help...
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
No, the argument is that the US Military is not a private employer and is not subject to the regulations placed on private business by government. They can and do discriminate on a variety of criteria.
originally posted by: links234
After consultation with my Generals...
My Generals. Mine. MY Generals.
Why does he refer to our Generals as his? The men and women who swore an oath to the Constitution and the United States are not his property or personal military force. He is not CEO of America, he is the President of the United States.
He may be Commander in Chief but that doesn't make the military his. They are our military not his.
Furthermore, on topic; Whoever he consulted with he didn't even tell them that he was going to make this announcement:
Pentagon and Trump don't appear coordinated on military transgender ban
Pentago n 'worried Trump was going to declare war on North Korea' during today's tweets about military