Celebrities Passionately React to Donald Trump's Plan for Transgender Military Ban: 'Despicable'

Hundreds rally in Times Square to protest Donald Trump’s transgender military ban

"I just want to tell the transgender community that I love you and you ARE supported no matter what. The United States Military is not the place for leftist social experimentation", Miller said in a statement to The Texas Tribune.

A transgender member of the U.S. Air Force dared Donald Trump to remove him from the military on Wednesday after the president went on an early-morning tweetstorm saying that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the military.

A burden of medical costs and disruption is the reasoning behind President Trump's ban on transgenders joining the military.

"Orange Is The New Black" star Laverne Cox also protested against President Trump's newly imposed policy and tweeted, "My fellow trans-Americans despite what some may say your existence is valuable".

In February, she called the choice to revoke guidelines on the transgender use of bathrooms in public schools a "disaster".

President Trump's tweet has elicited strong reactions from people on both sides of the aisle.

Couple Sues Basketball Star Draymond Green For Alleged Assault, Battery
The incident occurred in July after Green allegedly hit Jermaine Edmondson who was playing for Spartan at the time. A lawsuit is being filed against Warriors All-Star Draymond Green over an alleged assault.

Father Arrested After Allegedly Abandoning Infant In Parking Lot
After testing there revealed an undisclosed condition, the baby was airlifted Monday evening to a different hospital, police said. Cooper said he walked to his window and saw a auto seat in the middle of the parking lot - which was bustling with vehicles.

Ford Resists New Takata Recall, Honda Death Reported
Toyota said the replacements would be safe for several years because faults only emerged as the airbags aged. Many other manufacturers had not responded to questions, it added.

Harris said the military's goal is to be cohesive and military-ready at all times. That tweet has angered many who said someone's gender identity shouldn't impact their ability to serve. Adding insult to injury, Mr. Trump, who secured a Vietnam draft deferment for bone spurs, said the military "must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory" - as if transgender enlistees would be feeble wimps after volunteering for battle. "Is my country going to let me serve in the military", Davenport said.

"He thinks he wakes up, decides that we should expel 2,400 people from the military".

Transgender people have been able to serve openly in the military since June 2016, when then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended a ban.

A Defense Department-commissioned study published previous year by the Rand Corporation suggests not all transgender service members will seek gender transition-related treatment.

Members of the community say they feel this is once again an attempt to exclude the transgender community and they just want to be treated equally and with respect.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Will Eduardo Nunez Get A Fantasy Boost In Boston?
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:28
This is of course a huge revelation for A.L. only leagues. "I didn't make good pitches once they got runners on", Taillon said. That being said, I'm glad the Sox pulled the trigger and I hope they keep him at third for better or worse at this point.

Post Cup hype, BCCI yet to decide on women team's next fixture
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:27
Harmanpreet: People recognise you and follow you only when you do well and that's what has happened here also. Adding, "I really hope this appreciation that all the girls are getting continues because they deserve it".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Toyota reportedly set to release fast-charging, long-range electric cars by 2022
Jul 26, 2017 - 01:10
But before solid-state gets here, Toyota still plans to dive into the world of EVs with lithium-ion-powered cars. Toyota thinks the biggest of these hurdles is the current battery technology, and it intends to change that.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft Paint Will Now Live on As a Free Download
Jul 26, 2017 - 01:09
Paint may be standard when it comes to quick, simple sketches, but it has been far outpaced by other options. Microsoft Paint is here to stay, stated the multinational technology company on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Suspect arrested in Switzerland chainsaw attack
Jul 26, 2017 - 01:09
Wrousis appeared to have been targeting employees of CSS Insurance who were working in the company's office in Schaffhausen. Authorities say the suspect has two previous convictions for weapons offenses and no fixed residence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roomba Maker Wants To Sell Data Device Collects When Mapping Your Home
Jul 26, 2017 - 01:09
A new report from Reuters outlines the push from Roombo vacuum maker iRobot to expand further into smart home territory. Neither approach has won any broad interest from the tech industry, and I don't expect they ever will.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Read the Tweet That Got Chrissy Teigen Blocked by Donald Trump
Jul 26, 2017 - 01:07
Teigen said she's been hating on the president for nine years, but all it took to get blocked were five little words. I can't believe somebody could actually do this all day, every day, and still be president.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Android O is almost complete as the final developer preview rolls out
Jul 25, 2017 - 12:18
Remember, Android O will be version 8.0 of Google's mobile operating system, and it follows Android Nougat from last summer .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Young actress, who is Dileep's friend, under police scanner
Jul 25, 2017 - 12:18
The counsel submitted that conspiracy can not be established only on the pretext of Dileep meeting accused Pulsar Suni. With this, not only is Dileep looking at his two-week jail stay being prolonged, but also the loss of his stardom.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ford Mustang Reaches 60 MPH In Under 4.0 Seconds
Jul 25, 2017 - 12:16
Ford is claiming better fuel efficiency from the uprated motor , thanks largely to the smart new automatic gearbox. The 0 to 60 time for the V-8 engine bests that of the $94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera , Ford says.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute
Jul 25, 2017 - 12:08
The publisher said that, out of respect, for the Mandela family, no further copies of the biography would be issued, EWN reports. The publisher of the controversial book Mandela's Last Years has made a decision to "immediately withdraw" it from the trade.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top AAA: Summer to end with higher gas prices
Jul 25, 2017 - 12:03
Only seven Valdosta retailers were on record as having fuel for less than $2 a gallon Sunday, as opposed to 26 the previous week. Average retail gas prices increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Still no new on Indians missing in Iraq
Jul 25, 2017 - 11:58
Earlier this month, Iraqi forces, after months of battle with ISIS, rooted out the terrorist organisation from the soil of Mosul. He said some IS-held areas were still being cleared. "We are not sure whether they are alive or not, we don't know".

British Open Championship Golf 2017 Leaderboard & Standings Round 4
Jul 24, 2017 - 01:53
Spieth was behind by a shot after 13 holes when he went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to snatch the tournament away from Kuchar. That was to drop as far back as he liked, on line with the flagstick and where his tee shot had landed.

The clubs Branden Grace used to shoot 62
Jul 24, 2017 - 01:39
The 31 include players with staggering amounts of major titles in Jack Nicklaus (18), Gary Player (nine) and Tiger Woods (14). There have been 10 scores of 63 at The Open , with only Jodie Mudd doing it Birkdale before Saturday.