By JOHN KANELIS / firstname.lastname@example.org
President Biden’s stash of pens is getting a workout as he enters the Oval Office and begins righting some of the decisions delivered by his immediate predecessor.
Biden signed an executive order that restores transgender Americans’ right to serve in the military. Donald Trump nixed that notion with an earlier executive order.
President Biden has realized what we all know, which is that patriotism lives in the hearts of all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation of gender identity.
I am glad to see the president welcome back those who have changed their gender but still want to defend the nation against its enemies and protect our national security.
My own military service occurred long ago, from 1968 to 1970. For the life of me I have no memory of encountering anyone back then during my Army service who were born as someone other than who they were when we served. Then again, such gender-change medical procedures weren’t as refined as they have become in the decades since.
Whatever, my point is that gender identity shouldn’t be an issue for anyone other than the individual who has sought to change his or her gender.
Transgender patriots are every bit as qualified to serve their country in uniform as anyone else.