Today in a Tweet President Trump announced that a ban would be placed on transgenders serving in the military. The reaction from homosexual activists was swift with OutServe threatening to sue saying it was an overreach and the President doesn’t have the authority to make such a decision. On the other hand the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group, commended the President’s decision to stop the attacks on the underpinning of our military might.
According to the US Constitution, it is the duty of Congress “to make Rules for the Government and Regulations of the land and naval Forces.” Article I, Section 8. The January 2013 proclamation by Panetta is a work around Congress and by and large Congress has been silent on the issue of women in direct combat forces.