Just For Clarity – DADT Does Not Effect Transpeople and Intersexuals

lezgetreal.com – by Bridgette P. LaVictoire

There have been some questions raised regarding whether or not the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will cover transpeople. Given that one of the activists who chained themselves to the White House fence is a transwoman, it is a valid question. DADT does not cover transpeople in the least. Repealing DADT will not allow anyone who is transsexual to serve so long as they are already open about it, and they are in transition. The veterans who have transitioned did so after their service was over, not before.