The Defense Department, after months of litigation and controversy over the issue, is establishing a new policy for transgender troops: They can enlist and serve, but only if they stick to their biological sex. No transitioning allowed.
The department issued a memorandum late Tuesday ordering the military to adopt the policy, which will take effect April 12. Under the new rules, troops and recruits can identify as transgender, but must use the uniforms, pronouns, and sleeping and bathroom facilities for their biological sex. They will not be allowed to serve if they have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, a disorder in which a person’s gender identity does not match their physical gender at birth.
The policy exempts transgender troops who have already transitioned or have begun the medical process. Anyone who defies the regulations in the future would be forced out of uniform.
Pentagon officials were at pains on Wednesday to insist that the new rules — which already face a number of legal challenges — do not exclude people based on gender identity.
“This is not a ban,” a high-ranking defense department official told reporters repeatedly during a background briefing given on the condition that he not be named. Transgender people can still serve, he said, “so long as they adhere to the standards of their biological sex.”
Department officials say the new policy ensures equal treatment for all troops. Opponents say it is an attempt to sneak a discriminatory policy past court challenges on constitutional grounds.
“It’s baloney — of course it’s a ban,” said Shannon Minter, a lawyer representing transgender service members who have challenged the policy in federal court.
The action follows a 2017 announcement by President Trump on Twitter that the “United States Government will not accept or allow” transgender individuals “to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”
The new policy will accomplish that, Mr. Minter said: “It prevents trans people from serving and will purge the military of transgender service members.”
But the Pentagon says that most serving troops won’t be affected. A 2016 survey found that about 9,000 troops identified as transgender, but as of last month, only about 1,000 had begun the formal transitioning process.
The official at the briefing said the policy simply added gender dysphoria, which he called “a serious mental condition,” to the long list of pre-existing conditions, from asthma to heel spurs, that would disqualify someone from serving.
“Any service member with a medical condition, such as gender dysphoria, has a potential negative impact on force readiness and should be evaluated,” the official said. “All service members, equally, must meet established readiness standards to maintain the effectiveness and lethality of the force.”
Transgender people have been allowed to serve openly and transition in the military since a longtime ban was lifted in 2016, and they now serve around the globe. Transgender recruits have been allowed to enlist since the start of 2018. The new policy allows the military to grant waivers to transgender recruits, though the experiences of current recruits suggests that waivers may be difficult to get.
With the new policy set to take effect April 12, some transgender troops and recruits are rushing to sign enlistment papers or start the transitioning process before the deadline, according to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, who heads Sparta, an association of transgender troops that opposes the policy change.
“There is a sense of urgency, and we are working very quickly,” Commander Dremann said.
After Mr. Trump’s announcement, opponents mounted five separate court challenges, and court injunctions in those cases kept the 2016 policy allowing transgender military service in place.
Most have since been lifted. On Wednesday, the Departments of Justice and Defense said the last remaining injunction no longer applied, but Mr. Minter, the plaintiff in that case, has challenged that claim. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the Federal District Court in the District of Columbia has set a deadline of Friday for the government to respond to the challenge, and has not ruled on the status of the injunction.B:
【第】【五】【百】【七】【十】【五】【章】 【所】【以】【呢】，【他】【也】【没】【有】【注】【意】【到】【时】【秀】【华】【从】【门】【前】【经】【过】。【时】【秀】【华】【也】【没】【有】【和】【他】【打】【个】【招】【呼】。 【其】【实】【妈】【妈】【说】【要】【到】【时】【秀】【华】【的】【趋】【势】【去】【坐】【一】【坐】，【就】【是】【想】【把】【自】【己】【带】【来】【的】【一】【天】【钱】【交】【给】【时】【秀】【华】。【现】【在】【呢】，【只】【能】【到】【了】【饭】【店】【再】【说】【吧】，【人】【家】【收】【不】【收】【还】【不】【敢】【说】【呢】。 【过】【了】【几】【分】【钟】【之】【后】，【他】【们】【来】【到】【了】【一】【个】【叫】【做】【天】【然】【居】【酒】【店】【的】【门】【前】。【小】【姑】【娘】【的】
【白】【芷】【听】【得】【入】【了】【迷】，【恍】【惚】【看】【到】【了】【二】【十】【几】【年】【前】【所】【发】【生】【的】【一】【切】，【怒】【由】【心】【中】【起】，【一】【双】【拳】【头】【握】【得】【咯】【吱】【作】【响】。 “【这】【王】【八】【蛋】【鬼】【皇】【帝】，【若】【让】【老】【娘】【给】【碰】【着】，【见】【他】【一】【次】【打】【一】【次】，【非】【得】【扒】【了】【他】【的】【皮】【不】【可】！” 【这】【个】【故】【事】【她】【缠】【着】【美】【人】【婶】【儿】【听】【过】【好】【些】【次】，【可】【每】【次】【都】【忍】【不】【住】【想】【掐】【死】【那】【皇】【帝】。【还】【真】【不】【是】【一】【家】【人】【不】【进】【一】【家】【门】，【那】【皇】【帝】【跟】【皇】【后】【夫】【妻】【俩】【恶】【毒】
“【你】【确】【定】，【鸣】【人】【是】【往】【这】【边】？”【粉】【发】【碧】【眼】【的】【少】【女】【看】【着】【空】【无】【一】【人】【的】【林】【地】，【站】【在】【两】【棵】【树】【间】，【看】【着】【那】【彼】【此】【之】【间】【有】【些】【奇】【怪】【缺】【失】【的】【枝】【叶】，【像】【是】【被】【人】【剪】【裁】【般】【的】【圆】【弧】【形】【状】，【放】【眼】【远】【眺】，【木】【叶】【外】【围】【的】【一】【处】【山】【脉】【处】，【她】【看】【到】【了】【山】【背】【面】【的】【风】【景】，【蓝】【天】【白】【云】，【像】【是】【一】【轮】【圆】【月】，【透】【过】【那】【形】【状】【标】【准】【的】【圆】【形】【孔】【洞】【清】【晰】【可】【见】，“【雏】【田】。” 【而】【就】【在】10【分】【钟】今期跑狗图论坛993994【局】【面】【在】【僵】【持】。 【诺】【斯】【没】【有】【动】【手】【的】【底】【气】，【只】【能】【僵】【持】。 【而】【龙】【刑】【没】【有】【动】【手】【的】【打】【算】，【只】【要】【阻】【止】【他】【们】【前】【进】，【不】【让】【他】【们】【达】【成】【目】【的】。 【飒】～ 【突】【然】【狂】【风】【呼】【啸】，【中】【央】【传】【来】【猛】【烈】【的】【吸】【力】。 【飘】【溢】【的】【能】【量】【更】【多】，【速】【度】【更】【快】。 【龙】【刑】【一】【个】【站】【立】【不】【稳】，【超】【强】【聚】【能】【核】【心】【中】，【深】【蓝】【色】【的】【能】【量】【离】【子】【从】【龙】【刑】【身】【上】【被】【抽】【离】。 【嗞】～【嗞】！ 【诺】
What？ “【我】【们】【落】【后】【三】【分】？【不】【应】【该】【是】71-71？” 【回】【到】【更】【衣】【室】，【林】【峰】【以】【为】【自】【己】【看】【错】【了】，【电】【子】【记】【分】【牌】【上】【赫】【然】【写】【着】71-68，【他】【们】【仍】【然】【落】【后】【三】【分】。 【芬】【森】【一】【脸】【惊】【讶】，“【你】【在】【说】【什】【么】【伙】【计】？【如】【果】【你】【最】【后】【的】【三】【分】【球】【投】【进】【的】【话】，【我】【们】【的】【确】【会】【追】【平】【比】【分】。” 【林】【峰】【愣】【了】，【自】【己】【的】【最】【后】【的】【三】【分】【球】【没】【进】？ 【他】【没】【有】【看】
【卓】【不】【凡】【的】【剑】【术】【比】【起】【先】【前】【又】【增】【强】【了】【许】【多】，【剑】【芒】【中】【不】【再】【带】【有】【剑】【气】，【而】【变】【得】【更】【加】【纯】【粹】，【更】【加】【锋】【利】。 【只】【是】【他】【报】【仇】【心】【切】，【已】【经】【快】【疯】【魔】，【正】【邪】【不】【分】，【开】【始】【滥】【杀】【无】【辜】。 【慧】【剑】【门】【的】【剑】【术】，【还】【是】【颇】【有】【可】【取】【之】【处】。【但】【是】【秦】【至】【庸】【的】【眼】【中】，【则】【不】【算】【什】【么】。【毕】【竟】，【秦】【至】【庸】【连】【辟】【邪】【剑】【谱】、【独】【孤】【九】【剑】、【太】【极】【剑】【法】【这】【样】【的】【剑】【术】【都】【见】【识】【过】。 【秦】【至】【庸】
【焰】【君】，【火】【焰】【君】【王】！ 【当】【林】【凡】【回】【到】【洞】【府】，【看】【到】【这】【个】【名】【字】【瞬】【间】，【也】【是】【一】【阵】【错】【愕】。 【在】【他】【跟】【前】，【此】【刻】，【有】【两】【道】【身】【影】，【一】【个】【是】【钟】【阳】，【一】【个】【是】……【唐】【山】！ 【武】【斗】【场】【结】【束】【后】，【唐】【山】【也】【结】【束】【了】【闭】【关】，【无】【声】【无】【息】【找】【到】【了】【林】【凡】【洞】【府】，【再】【次】【等】【候】……【时】【隔】【数】【月】，【再】【次】【见】【到】【唐】【山】【时】，【林】【凡】【清】【晰】【的】【感】【受】【到】【了】【唐】【山】【身】【上】【若】【有】【若】【无】【间】【散】【发】【的】【惊】【人】【气】
【唉】，【想】【必】【你】【们】【看】【到】【这】【个】【的】【时】【候】，【也】【就】【猜】【到】【了】，【是】【的】【这】【本】【书】【就】【到】【这】【里】【了】…… 【上】【架】【这】【几】【天】，【从】【第】【一】【天】【开】【始】【我】【满】【怀】【期】【待】，【想】【着】7600【收】【藏】，【怎】【么】【着】【最】【差】【也】【得】【有】200【多】【均】【订】【吧】？ 【但】【现】【实】【狠】【狠】【地】【打】【击】【了】【我】，【让】【我】【失】【去】【了】【动】【力】…… 【这】【几】【天】【下】【来】，【均】【订】【在】70【左】【右】【吧】，【而】【我】【每】【天】【花】【六】【个】【小】【时】【码】，【简】【直】【惨】【绝】【人】【寰】!Σ(Ŏ