HOUSTON (FOX 26) - President Trump tweeted an order that would disqualify most transgender people from serving in the military.
The reason—the White House says troops with a history of "gender dysphoria present considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality."
Current service members who are transgender but have not undergone re-assignment surgery will be allowed to stay in the military as long as they have been medically stable for three years in their biological sex before joining the military. Those who require or have already had gender re-assignment surgery will be disqualified from service.
Last year, President Trump surprised military officials with a tweet saying he would reverse the Obama-era decision allowing transgender troops to serve openly.
Joining us now to talk about this controversial is issue is Dave Welche from the Houston Pastors Council and Nikki Araguz Lloyd, who is transgender.