To all the whiners on the left, and to the crybabies in the LGBT community, let me throw some reality into your bowl of fruity pebbles...
Nobody has a "right" to serve in the Military. Nobody!!
What makes you people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? Very far from it.
The Military uses prejudice [I would say "discrimination" - gun] regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for a variety of reasons, like being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short.
For example, citizens are denied for:
having flat feet,
missing fingers or toes
having metal implants
hearing voices in your head
self-identifying as a unicorn
being handicapped in anyway
not being able to run the required distance in the required time
not being able to do the required number of pushups or sit-ups
any kind of mental disorder
a below average IQ
inability to read or comprehend English
inability to problem solve or make quick decisive decisions.
Are you not really a "morning person" and refuse to get out of bed before noon? You're out!
You have a penis but want to use the women's restroom? You're out!
Don't like the camouflage uniforms because you'd rather wear pink? You're out!
The Military has one job... Prepare for War against anybody who threatens the safety and sovereignty of our nation!Anything else is a distraction and a liability.
Did someone just scream "That isn't Fair"?
War is VERY unfair. There are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful or different.
YOU change yourself to meet Military standards; not the other way around.
I say again: You don't change the Military standards; you must change yourself.
The Military doesn't need to accommodate anyone with special needs or emotional and mental issues.The Military needs to Win Wars.
If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or lethality...then, "Thank you for applying and good luck in your future endeavors. Who's next in line?"