Washington (CNN)The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military.

The announcement — which removes one of the last barriers to military service by any individual — was made by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who had been studying the issue for almost a year.

Next up: Furries…

No, don’t laugh. There’s historical precedent for it:

A great victory of equal rights!
“A great victory for equal rights!”
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By Emperor Misha I

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July 3, 2016 05:04

Ashton Carter will be revered in history as the man who aided in the complete destruction of the United States thanks to his rendering the United States Military, once one of the greatest forces ever, utterly worthless. The former United States, no occupied by our glorious forces has been fully reduced to vassal status and is being colonized by our… Read more »

BC, Imperial Torturer
July 3, 2016 09:28

Retired Spook, you’re preaching to the choir, brutha. Anyone with a set of “XY” chromostones (Thanks, Archie Bunker!) who thinks that he’s a “female” has a serious cranial chemical imbalance and/or misfiring synapses. Same goes for the reverse situation. Treating them as “normal” is medical malpractice and would get a doctor’s license revoked, if it were any other illness. Do… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
July 3, 2016 18:16

Kind of funny that not one single general or admiral has resigned over any of this.

Retired Spook
Retired Spook
July 3, 2016 19:45

We don’t have admirals and generals anymore. We have career politicians in uniform. Big difference.

Red Five
July 5, 2016 11:55

I used to think that the role of the military was to kill people and break things, not to be a social studies laboratory experimenting with what sexual organ someone uses to excite someone else’s sexual organ. Clearly, I’m not nuanced and progressive enough.

Retired Spook
Retired Spook
July 14, 2016 15:04

Originally, as designed, our military was designed to kill people and break things in job lots, to convince folks that messing with the U.S. was a bad idea. We seem to have forgotten that, much to the chagrin of people who grew up in that school. While I’m glad I’m retired, I shudder to think what my grandkids are going… Read more »