Transgender Women Who Were Born Male Still Have to Enter Military Draft
Transgender women must still register for the military draft, according to the U.S. Selective Service. "US citizens or immigrants who are born male and changed their gender to female are still required to register," the Selective Service states on its official website. Individuals who were born female, but identify as male do not need to register for the military draft, per the government.
The policy is not new, but gained attention after the Selective Service tweeted at parents on Friday, reminding them that their sons must register. The policy, which has been present in SSS legislation for several years, shocked many political activists and organisations, with some calling for an immediate update or removal of the clause. “F**k the Selective Service System and its transphobic, bio-essentialist inclusion of trans women as men,” one user said. Another commented on a letter they had received, saying: “Being trans isn’t fun anymore, I just got my Selective Service System letter, they’re going to put me in the trenches.”
As seen in the video above there are some in the trans community that think they're already tougher and more brave than our service members in the military.