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Verbatim

Coast Guard Head Expresses Support for Transgender Troops

“We have made an investment in you and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard, and I will not break faith.”

— U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft, pledging he “will not break faith” with transgender personnel, “marking the strongest rebuttal yet by a leader of the armed forces to President Trump’s declaration that he wants to ban all transgender troops,” Politico reports.

Enumerati

Wide Majority Approves of Transgender Service Members

68% to 27%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters say by a 68% to 27% margin, including 55% to 39% among voters in military households, that transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military. Republicans oppose transgender service, 60% to 32%, but every other party, gender, education, age or racial group supports transgender service by margins of 22 percentage points or higher.

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Is She Really an Adviser If Trump Won’t Take Her Advice?

“It was Groundhog Day, dystopia edition, yesterday morning when the president banned all transgender servicepeople from the U.S. military, unfurling yet another reversal of an historic Obama-era policy. It was another sweeping and instantly-controversial ban, and, as it’s being widely noted today, another big, fat failure for Ivanka Trump.”

Vogue

Enumerati

Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Trips Cost More than Transgender Troops Medical Care

0.14%

In announcing his ban on transgender people in the military, President Trump said that taxpayers “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Except that USA Today points out that trans troops don’t really cost that much: “A report for the Pentagon last year found that transition-related care would cost between about $2.4 and $8.4 million per year — less than 0.14% of the military’s medical budget. That’s roughly the cost of four of Trump’s trips to Mar-A-Lago.”

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In Case Pres. Cruz Needs a ‘Trans Abassador’

I like Ted Cruz. I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man. I haven’t endorsed him or anything like that. But I also think, he’s an evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues.

— Caitlyn Jenner, in an interview with The Advocate, later adding that she would like to be his “trans ambassador” if he’s elected president.

Poetic Justice

Jenner’s Gender Up-Ender

We weren’t shocked that Bruce Jenner wants to be a woman,
But we were appalled that he’s a transgender Republican.
Will the party of Lincoln
Accept the ex-Olympian?
They should, so they could say, “At least we’ve got one of ’em.”