Caitlyn Jenner—who famously came out as a transgender woman in 2015 and shared news of her transition with the public—penned an OpEd for The Washington Post published Thursday afternoon. A lifelong Republican from a conservative background, Jenner supported President Donald Trump during the 2016 election and after.
Jenner's OpEd is titled:
Caitlyn Jenner Just Slammed Donald Trump Over His Proposal to Change How Transgender People Are Defined Under the Law
Lifelong Republican Caitlyn Jenner spoke out against President Donald Trump publicly and clearly for one of the first times since he took office in January 2017.
In an interview with People magazine, Jenner addressed the President directly in response to his administration's plans to establish gender as binary and determined at birth.
The World Health Organization Just Took a Major Step Toward Validating the Lives of Transgender People
Almost 30 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the Mental Disorders section of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) when the 10th revision, ICD-10, was published in 1992. However, a condition they labeled as “gender identity disorder” remained under the heading of a mental illness as well as several conditions related to anxiety or depression due to sexuality and gender identity.
But on June 18, 2018, that changed with the publication of the 11th edition of the ICD.
An Openly Transgender Military Recruit Just Made History and There's Nothing Donald Trump Can Do About It
The first openly transgender recruit has joined the U.S. military since federal courts ruled against President Donald Trump’s ban transgender service members.
“The Department of Defense confirms that as of Feb. 23, 2018, there is one transgender individual under contract for service in the U.S. military,” Pentagon spokesman Major David Eastburn told CNN, adding that the individual has signed a contract but not yet started basic training. Eastburn did not confirm who the recruit is or say which branch the recruit signed up for.
Democrats and Republicans agree on very little in today's political arena—until now. Both parties find Illinois Republican gubernatorial challenger Jeanne Ives' recent campaign ad in poor taste.
State Representative Jeanne Ives released the ad Saturday. In it, she labels Republican Governor Bruce Rauner "Benedict Rauner" and challenges his conservative credibility.
On Monday, a federal judge in Washington barred President Donald Trump’s administration from banning transgender people from military service.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled transgender service members suing over Trump’s policy likely to win their lawsuit. She mandated a return to the policy in place before Trump announced his ban.
Defense Secretary James Mattis announced the Pentagon will not implement President Donald Trump's directive banning transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, saying that he will first establish a panel of experts to study the ban's impact. The president tweeted out his plans for the military on July 26, an abrupt reversal of an Obama administration decision which would have allowed them to serve openly.
"Once the panel reports its recommendations and following my consultation with the secretary of Homeland Security, I will provide my advice to the president concerning implementation of his policy direction," Mattis said in the statement. "In the interim, current policy with respect to currently serving members will remain in place."