Bush sees 'role' for transgender soldiers
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush did not rule out transgender troops serving in the military during comments on the campaign trail in Iowa.
 
“I’m sure there’s a role for everybody to play in the armed forces,” said Bush, a 2016 White House contender, according to BuzzFeed News
 
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“I think it would depend on the role, the specific role, whether it’s appropriate or not.”
 
He added morale should be the top priority of the military and that if “you can accommodate that in that kind of environment, I don’t think there’s a problem for it.”
 
Some military branches have moved to ease policies on separating transgender soldiers from units, with the Army and Air Force deciding to remove that power from the chain of command and up to a review board. That change, advocates hope, will allow the review board to make an unbiased decision.
 
The Navy is mulling whether to make that same change, but the Marine Corps is not, according to Stars and Stripes.  
 
The American Medical Association decided in June there is no medical reason to exclude transgender troops from the military. The resolution panned rules that don’t allow transgender soldiers to receive treatment for gender dysphoria as “out of date.”