The White House has finally issued guidelines for the transgender military ban -- sending a two-and-a-half page memo to the Pentagon, directing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to enact the rules within six months. Officials familiar with the document told the Wall Street Journal that the regulations will ultimately allow Mattis to consider a service member's ability to deploy when deciding whether to give them the boot. They will also give the Pentagon the power to deny admittance to transgender military members -- and to halt spending on medical treatment regimens for those currently serving, the sources said. When weighing one's "deployability," Mattis will reportedly be looking at their ability to not only serve in a war zone, but also whether they can participate in exercises or live for months on a ship.
Sue Fulton, Former Army Captain and past President of SPART*A (an LGBT military organization), and General Jerry Boykin, Executive Vice President of Family Research Council joined the Todd Starnes Show today to engage in a lively debate about the transgender military ban. While Fulton believes that transgender service members have no more "deployability" issues than other service members, Gen. Boykin believes that with President Trump's transgender ban the military can focus its efforts on preparing to fight and win wars rather than be used to further former President Obama's agenda. Listen to the full debate below: