Ability to deploy is, I believe, already considered when determining whether to keep someone in the military. And inability to deploy isn't necessarily decisive in whether someone should stay or go, it's just a factor that gets considered. That applies to anything that could affect ability to deploy, not just gender identity, and it's totally appropriate, at least IMO. It goes directly toward ability to do the job. So that part is very likely legal (and probably already happening anyway).Notorial Dissent wrote:Is any of that even legal???
Refusing entry to transexuals may or may not be legal. That depends on the laws and regulations that govern setting entry standards for the service. I don't know what those are, I don't know what standard of review (if any) applies to decisions to change them.
Denying funding for treatment will probably depend on the treatment. I doubt that the military is currently providing gender reassignment surgery, and I'm not sure that they're providing hormone replacement therapy. Continuing to not offer those services is probably acceptable. Withdrawing funding for HRT that may have already commenced is problematic. Denying funding for mental health treatment or counseling is probably a no-go.