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(MSN)   Federal judge: "Transgender people are a protected class, so take your transgender military ban and tuck it"   ( msn.com) divider line
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2018-04-16 02:06:09 AM  
Well, that's a relief, private!
 
2018-04-16 02:36:27 AM  
No shiat. Anything saying otherwise was throwing a bone to the evangelicals.
 
2018-04-16 03:42:59 AM  
before Defendants can implement the Ban, they must show that it was sincerely motivated by compelling interests, rather than by prejudice or stereotype

Donnie: "Does appealing to the bigots that make up my base count as a compelling interest?"
 
2018-04-16 06:57:52 AM  
And still, white middle-aged heterosexual men have no protections... unless you count the Bill of Rights, of course...
 
2018-04-16 07:01:27 AM  
Evangelicals should be drafted to front lines.
 
2018-04-16 07:02:28 AM  
Goodbye horses...
 
2018-04-16 07:06:57 AM  
Today thousands of transgenders serving in the military will put in a full day's work, something their CIC has never done. Thanks, bigots of America.
 
2018-04-16 07:40:58 AM  
Anyone who wants to kick a trans person out of the armed forces should be volunteering to replace them.

/I'll accept their children signing up if they're too old
 
2018-04-16 07:43:15 AM  
So how will Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas convince Kennedy to overturn that decision?
 
2018-04-16 07:45:03 AM  
That's a shame, fundies. Your bigotry will always lose to progress.

But hey, in the meantime you can sleep tight knowing you sold out to womanizing, orange buffoon who wrecks everything he touches.
 
2018-04-16 07:45:08 AM  

Summoner101: So how will Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas convince Kennedy to overturn that decision?


Hand jobs
 
2018-04-16 07:45:19 AM  
Rage-tweeting incoming in 3...2...1...
 
2018-04-16 07:46:50 AM  
Good.
 
2018-04-16 07:47:31 AM  
WHAR HERO TAG? WHAR?!

/in other news water is wet
//Also, if you're willing to die for this country (and it's misguided military adventurism), more power to ya!
 
2018-04-16 07:48:08 AM  

Summoner101: So how will Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas convince Kennedy to overturn that decision?


Kennedy has consistently ruled on the side of LGBTQ rights during his tenure. I'd be surprised if he reversed course here.
 
2018-04-16 07:50:21 AM  

vudukungfu: Evangelicals should be drafted to front lines.


They're doing the hard work of sending thoughts and prayers. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!
 
2018-04-16 07:50:48 AM  
Love how the judge specifically invokes "strict scrutiny" for future court proceedings on the subject. Racist Keebler and Tangerine Twatwaffle will have to provide actual evidence to support their bigotry. Since all the administration has is the idea that trans people are somehow icky, they be proper farked.
 
2018-04-16 07:51:35 AM  
At least the master sergeants are willing to provide a warm, nurturing environment so the new recruits can express themselves as who they are.
 
2018-04-16 07:52:28 AM  

ColonelCathcart: WHAR HERO TAG? WHAR?!

/in other news water is wet
//Also, if you're willing to die for this country (and it's misguided military adventurism), more power to ya!


Water's Not Wet | Songify THIS!
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2018-04-16 07:53:46 AM  
Barry Goldwater once said "You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight." The same applies to everyone else.
 
2018-04-16 07:55:31 AM  

eyeq360: Barry Goldwater once said "You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight." The same applies to everyone else.


It's a brave new world. If they can make simpler PowerPoint slides it's probably enough.
 
2018-04-16 07:55:32 AM  
Can pandas join now, too?
 
2018-04-16 07:56:52 AM  
Everyone should have the right to go kill people from other places.
 
2018-04-16 07:59:01 AM  
Beat that with a stick!
 
2018-04-16 07:59:13 AM  
Great job, subby!
 
2018-04-16 08:01:17 AM  
"is led to conclude that the Ban was devised by the President and the President alone."

Huh. When did Mike Pence become President?
 
2018-04-16 08:01:52 AM  

Cormee: Can pandas join now, too?


Not the bad rape pandas.
 
2018-04-16 08:02:46 AM  

doubled99: Everyone should have the right to go kill people from other places.


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2018-04-16 08:03:09 AM  

Gubbo: Anyone who wants to kick a trans person out of the armed forces should be volunteering to replace them.

/I'll accept their children signing up if they're too old


I'm signing up, but not to replace them.

I've said it before.  Serve honorably and I don't give a fark what's under the hood.
 
2018-04-16 08:03:15 AM  

eyeq360: Barry Goldwater once said "You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight." The same applies to everyone else.


Wouldn't shooting straight be more of a function of weapon quality?  It's not like you can make the bullets path curve, Mythbusters tried it.

/Aim straight, that could be an issue.
 
2018-04-16 08:03:57 AM  
Question to the fark lawyers... can this be appealed / expedited to the Supreme Court? It seems rather like we're skewed "conservative" on the court now, so are we looking at a 5:4 "Discriminate to your heart's content" decision?

This shouldn't even be a farking QUESTION. The obsession some people have about everyone else's bedroom, bathroom, innies and outties, and how others comport themselves in their private, personal time has clearly veered a few miles over the line into psychosis.
 
2018-04-16 08:04:07 AM  
And all inclusive military is a source of strength and pride for this nation.
 
2018-04-16 08:04:37 AM  

chuggernaught: And all inclusive military is a source of strength and pride for this nation.


An not and

Need caffeine,  send help
 
2018-04-16 08:05:23 AM  
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"I'm going to eat you!"
"He tells it like it is!"
 
2018-04-16 08:07:05 AM  

baronbloodbath: "is led to conclude that the Ban was devised by the President and the President alone."



Translated: The President said something he thought would make people like him without considering the actual Constitutional and legal ramifications because he's a f*cking moron.
 
2018-04-16 08:07:14 AM  

doubled99: Everyone should have the right to go kill people from other places.


Yes, because that's all the American military does.

/eyeroll
 
2018-04-16 08:09:24 AM  
Slippery slope!!11!1! Is my dog going to be allowed in the military next??!?1?

/s
//don't really have a dog
///if I did have a military dog, his code-name would be buttlicker
 
2018-04-16 08:09:42 AM  
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/fark all y'all bigots
//Double fark youse to Trump
///Triple farks for ?
 
2018-04-16 08:10:35 AM  
Wait until people find out it simply takes giving their kids attention and teaching their kids the difference between gender (what's between your legs) and gender roles (a social construct).
 
2018-04-16 08:13:39 AM  

atlantic_lotion: Slippery slope!!11!1! Is my dog going to be allowed in the military next??!?1?

/s
//don't really have a dog
///if I did have a military dog, his code-name would be buttlicker


Umm... Dogs are totally in the military.

/Traditionally they outrank their handlers
 
2018-04-16 08:14:48 AM  
Organized discrimination against a group pretty much makes them a protected class.

The haters farked themselves again.
 
2018-04-16 08:15:03 AM  

eyeq360: Cormee: Can pandas join now, too?

Not the bad rape pandas.


That sounds like rape shaming

#rapepandastoo
 
2018-04-16 08:16:00 AM  
While Trump had tweeted that he consulted generals and military experts about the ban, Pechman wrote that the government had "failed to identify even one General or military expert he consulted, despite having been ordered to do so repeatedly."

Are you trying to tell me the POTUS lied?!!!???!?!?!?
Where's the couch? I feel a bit dizzy.
 
2018-04-16 08:25:32 AM  
So, what about overweight, or people who are blind, or they are older than 55 who want to serve?  You do realize that people are discriminated in the military for a reason, they are meant to be warriors as in go out and do things you people are too afraid to do.  The military is not meant for social justice warriors.

Once again, the speech from Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men is true.

FYI, I served proudly in the military.

Federal judges are not meant to make policy especially in the military, that is what the UCMJ is for.
 
2018-04-16 08:28:54 AM  

giveafarkingclue: you people


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2018-04-16 08:32:13 AM  

STDMan69: No shiat. Anything saying otherwise was throwing a bone to the evangelicals.


And we should be throwing those coonts to the lions instead.
 
2018-04-16 08:33:29 AM  

giveafarkingclue: So, what about overweight, or people who are blind, or they are older than 55 who want to serve?  You do realize that people are discriminated in the military for a reason, they are meant to be warriors as in go out and do things you people are too afraid to do.  The military is not meant for social justice warriors.

Once again, the speech from Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men is true.

FYI, I served proudly in the military.

Federal judges are not meant to make policy especially in the military, that is what the UCMJ is for.


And what does that have to do with whether an individual is trans or not?
 
2018-04-16 08:33:57 AM  

giveafarkingclue: So, what about overweight, or people who are blind, or they are older than 55 who want to serve?  You do realize that people are discriminated in the military for a reason, they are meant to be warriors as in go out and do things you people are too afraid to do.  The military is not meant for social justice warriors.


Step 1, Explain why blind people can't serve.

Now, step 2, explain why transgendered folks can't serve.
 
2018-04-16 08:34:14 AM  

incendi: giveafarkingclue: So, what about overweight, or people who are blind, or they are older than 55 who want to serve?  You do realize that people are discriminated in the military for a reason, they are meant to be warriors as in go out and do things you people are too afraid to do.  The military is not meant for social justice warriors.

Once again, the speech from Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men is true.

FYI, I served proudly in the military.

Federal judges are not meant to make policy especially in the military, that is what the UCMJ is for.

And what does that have to do with whether an individual is trans or not?


I regret having fed it.
 
2018-04-16 08:34:28 AM  

giveafarkingclue: So, what about overweight, or people who are blind, or they are older than 55 who want to serve?  You do realize that people are discriminated in the military for a reason, they are meant to be warriors as in go out and do things you people are too afraid to do.  The military is not meant for social justice warriors.

Once again, the speech from Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men is true.

FYI, I served proudly in the military.

Federal judges are not meant to make policy especially in the military, that is what the UCMJ is for.


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