The U.S. Selective Service System, or SSS, which by law requires young men to sign up for the pool of potential military conscripts, recently spelled its rules for transgender people.
As with most things handed down by the Biden team, common sense was hard to come by.
On the SSS webpage with the heading of “Who Needs to Register,” the Biden administration notes, “Almost all male US citizens and male immigrants, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.”
But confusion sets in when it comes to the section on trans people.
“US citizens or immigrants who are born male and changed their gender to female are still required to register,” SSS declared.
“Individuals who are born female and changed their gender to male are not required to register.”
The website continues, “The … term ‘transgender woman’ is typically used to refer to someone who was assigned the male sex at birth but who identifies as a female. Likewise, … the term ‘transgender man’ typically is used to refer to someone who was assigned the female sex at birth but who identifies as male.”
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Fox News noted that the policy is not necessarily new, but that it drew more attention after the SSS on Friday tweeted a reminder for parents to ensure their son’s register.
“Parents, if your son is an only son and the last male in your family to carry the family name, he is still required to register with SSS. Learn more about who needs to register,” the tweet said.
As The Free Press reported earlier this year, the Pentagon has not actually drafted troops since 1972, and converted to the all-volunteer force a year later. But American men have been required by federal law to register with the SSS within a month of their 18th birthday since 1980.
In 2019, however, a federal judge declared that the males-only rule was unconstitutional. Two years ago, a congressional commission argued women should be included as potential draftees. In September 2021, the Democratic majority in the House adopted a provision to the National Defense Authorization Act that required women to register.
Republicans were able to get that provision pulled from the NDAA.
Yet the problem with the Biden administration’s current policy is that “women” are not required to register and yet liberals claim that “trans women are women.”
It would seem discriminatory on both sides of the debate for the Biden administration to require trans women to sign up but not trans men — even though President Joe Biden signed an executive order upon taking over that required the government to treat people by their preferred gender.