Saturday, August 5, 2017
No protection from harassment
A week ago I wrote about the nasty guy’s tweet saying transgender people were not welcome in the military. The White House Counsel’s Office is close to issuing the “guidance,” something that can be handed to Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense to make it official. The details are not officially public yet, but sources have provided details: encourage retirement, don’t renew contracts of enlisted personnel, refuse to promote. Nothing yet on what happens to those currently in combat. Except… no protection from harassment from fellow soldiers – and there are likely many colleagues ready to offer that harassment to convince the transgender person to quit.