Hoosiers react to Trump transgender military ban

Hoosiers react to Trump transgender military ban

Hoosiers react to Trump transgender military ban

She's now anxious what the president's decision could mean for others who are currently serving.

"I feel hurt for those that are a part of the transgender sub community, they're willing to lay their life down for the country and now they're being told that they can't simply because of who they are", said Martinez.

Trump wrote on Twitter that the military must be focused on overwhelming victory and can not be burdened with disruptions.

The president said he consulted with his generals and military experts.

Some Houston-area veterans agree with Trump's new policy change.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said it was "deeply unfortunate" that the Republican president made the announcement through a series of tweets Wednesday morning.

With tears in her eyes she said she wants them to know this, "don't give up, please don't give up".

This reverses a policy change put in place by President Obama previous year to allow transgender troops to serve openly. That tweet has angered many who said someone's gender identity shouldn't impact their ability to serve.

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"Those decisions should be made by the military not forced upon them by politicians with an agenda, they should focus on what it best for the military, not what is best for some special interest group".

"AFA applauds President Trump for his courageous decision to end the usage of our military for social engineering and political correctness".

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

The US has, in the past three months, been witnessing a rise in differences over the issue of transgender rights in the country.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017.Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.

When people read the tweets, they had plenty to say about it.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., argued in a statement that "individuals who meet the readiness requirements for serving in the United States military should be able to continue to serve our country".

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