Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chelsea Manning Causes a Dilemma for US Military

It's quite the conundrum:
The request was the first ever made by a transgender military inmate and set up a dilemma for the Defence Department: How to treat a soldier for a diagnosed disorder without violating long-standing military policy. Transgenders are not allowed to serve in the U.S. military and the Defence Department does not provide such treatment, but Manning can't be discharged from the service while serving his 35-year prison sentence.
Some officials have said privately that keeping the soldier in a military prison and unable to have treatment could amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
Of course, the US military isn't allowed to torture, but there you have it. Sounds like some folks haven't cottoned to how absolutely lawless the USA is.

It would be laughable if it wasn't so putrid.

1 comment:

opit said...

"cruel and unusual punishment."
I have been informed by a person who underwent gender change that such is mandated in Canada : those who live without such intervention are prone to suicide.