American Medical Association BLASTS Military’s Transgender Policy

A Trump administration regulation that went into effect Friday bars transgender people from the military unless they “correct those deficiencies,” a description the American Medical Association (AMA) said Thursday is unfair and defies science, reports Military Times.

The AMA told The Associated Press on Thursday the policy and its wording mischaracterizes transgender people as having a “deficiency.” It said it also objects to the Defense Department classifying the need to transition to another gender among “administratively disqualifying conditions” that include those the Pentagon has labeled as “congenital or developmental defects.”

The new regulation strips transgender troops of rights they only recently secured under the Obama administration to serve openly and receive care if they choose to transition to another gender.