Do transgender women need to sign up for draft? According to the Selective Service, yes they do — as men

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Americans who were born male but who are now living in a transgendered, female-styled body are required to sign up for the Selective Service when they turn 18 just like all other young men, according to a policy that has gained attention in the past few days. It’s a policy that is out of step with the direction the Biden White House has been going, which is to honor the new gender expression without exception, and help transgendered individuals erase their past identity on government records and identifications.

“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,” the Selective Service said on Twitter last Friday. That tweet linked to the policy on the agency’s website, which has a transgender section that specifies that all citizens or immigrants who were born male, but changed their gender appearance to female, are still males in the eyes of the federal agency.

The policy says that “transgender” refers to people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from the sex assigned to them at birth (e.g. the sex listed on an original birth certificate).

The Office of Personnel Management guidance explains that “transgender woman” is the term used to refer to someone who was “assigned” the male sex at birth but who identifies as a female. Likewise, the office says that “transgender man” refers to someone who was “assigned” the female sex at birth but who identifies as male.

As for women who transitioned to appear as men, it’s trickier for the Selective Service.

“Individuals who have changed their gender to male will be asked to complete a Status Information Letter (SIL) request form and provide a copy of their birth certificate. Keep your original SIL and send copies to state-based financial aid institutions if needed,” the policy states. In other words, women who become men do not need to sign up for Selective Service, but should keep paperwork handy so they are not denied government benefits in the future for having not signed up.

Last year, the U.S. Military issued a notice that said transgendered individuals or those “with gender dysphoria who can meet the Army’s standards for military service” can now serve openly in their self-identified gender.

Army directive 2021-22 changed the service’s retention, separation, in-service transition, and medical care standards for transgender personnel and refines entry criteria for individuals with gender dysphoria, following guidance from the Pentagon.

A soldier’s gender identity will no longer be a basis for involuntary separation or military discharge, denied reenlistment or continuation of service, or subjected to adverse action or mistreatment, according to the military’s new policy.

The Selective Service policy, however, is at odds with the Pentagon policy and the Biden White House, which has been issuing various transgender policies and guidelines since taking over the White House, including:

  • The Justice Department issued a letter to all state attorneys general reminding them of federal constitutional and statutory provisions that protect transgender youth against discrimination, including when those youth seek gender-affirming care.

In that letter, the Justice Department said “Because a government cannot discriminate against a person for being transgender ‘without discriminating against that individual based on sex,’ state laws or policies that discriminate against transgender people must be ‘substantially related to a sufficiently important governmental interest.’”

This appears to contradict the Selective Service policy.

  • The Department of State announced that beginning on April 11, 2022, all U.S. citizens will be able select an “X” as their gender marker on their U.S. passport application. More information is found at travel.state.gov/gender.
  • Streamlining identity validation. TSA has updated its standard operating procedures to remove gender considerations when validating a traveler’s identification at airport security checkpoints. This helps transportation security officers to validate each traveler’s identity while avoiding unnecessary delays of having to check the gender.
  • Updating TSA PreCheck and CBP Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment to include “X” gender markers. The Department of Homeland Security is adding “X” gender markers options in the Trusted Traveler programs and the TSA PreCheck program for the benefit of “transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming travelers.”
  • Accessing retirement savings. The Social Security Administration is removing the requirement that transgender people show proof of identity such as doctor’s notes in order to update their gender information in their social security record by the fall of 2022. “This will significantly improve transgender individuals’ experience in accessing their retirement benefits, obtaining health care, and applying for jobs.”
  • Filing an employment discrimination complaint. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is giving individuals the option to select an “X” gender marker during the voluntary self-identification questions that are part of the intake process for filing a charge of discrimination.
  • Applying for federal student aid. The Department of Education proposed that the 2023-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will include an opportunity for applicants to indicate their gender identity as well as their race/ethnicity when applying for federal financial aid.
  • Visiting the White House. The White House Office of Management and Administration is implementing updates that will improve the White House campus entry process for “transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary visitors” by adding an “X” gender marker option to the White House Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVES) system. “This change will ensure that transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people can visit the People’s House in a manner that respects and affirms their gender identity.”
  • The White House announced that the President’s proposed Fiscal Year 23 budget includes $10 million in funding for additional critical research on how to best add questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, one of our nation’s largest and most important surveys of American households. This data collection will help the federal government better serve the LGBTQI+ community by providing valuable information on their jobs, educational attainment, home ownership, and more.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services has released the findings of the federal government’s first-ever user research testing conducted with transgender Americans on how they want to see themselves reflected on Federal IDs. This research by the Collaborating Center for Question Design and Evaluation Research at the National Center for Health Statistics directly informed the State Department’s adopted definition of the “X” gender marker.

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  1. Until (if ever) medical science reaches the point of being able to re-write a person’s entire genome, there is scientifically and biologically no such thing as “transgender”. That is simply a false and Orwellian word, cynically and malevolently used to describe the mentally ill.

    • Jefferson, you are obviously speaking metaphorically with the term, “re-write a person’s entire genome” since said term describes the process of designing the created living human. Things didn’t go well for the first guy (Lucifer) that attempted to set himself equal to Yahweh and they won’t go well for anyone following that path.

  2. But Orange Man made mean tweets…

    Electing Joe Biden was the ultimate in play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    What happens when these “men” are misgendered or have the wrong pronouns used by an enemy?

      • Matt, in comparison to Biden, Trump was a hall of fame President. But those damn mean tweets and his rubs my cat fur the wrong way egotistical personality made it worth us dumping Trump for Biden.
        Joe’s brink of Nuclear war, blowing up of Putin’s Pipeline, gender bender idiocy, Plandemic Jab Mandates, Afghanistan debacle, Energy disfunction, green deal loving idiocy and his corruption that possible make Hillary blush, are a small price to pay, ( wait I forgot Bi-Flation) for offing the Donald.

      • I know:

        Energy independence, low prices, record low unemployment (especially in minority communities), peace in the Middle East, Russia and China behaving, a healthy stock market and 401ks…

        Those were awful, weren’t they?

  3. “We shall soon be in a world in which a man may be howled down for saying that two and two make four, in which furious party cries will be raised against anybody who says that cows have horns, in which people will persecute the heresy of calling a triangle a three-sided figure, and hang a man for maddening the mob with news that grass is green.”

    -G.K. Chesterton (d. 1936)

  4. Drat! Guess you still have to draft-dodge the old fashioned way and move to Canada. Just wait now there will be a move to make all birth certificates gender-free until parents have thoroughly confused their off-spring and chosen the gender of their liking. Easy fix, make everyone register for selective service and sort them out when you call them up.

    • There are two obviously unfair things which the uniparty agrees on: male-only conscription and legacy college admission. 99.9% of Americans are against both, but the elites keep them in place.

    • A nation that sends its women to battle is a nation that has already lost the war. The purpose of national defense is to protect the women and children from external threat. The highest ranking general of the armed forces occupies an exclusive position that is truly less important than that of any mother in America. No occupation, including that of commander-in-chief, is more important than that of motherhood. Motherhood and family are the very reasons armed forces even exist.

  5. My Good God this is the stupidest thing ever!
    This is what happens when you allow people who are mentally screwed up like that to “serve”.
    We are a frigging laughing stock all around the world right now because our military is more concerned with men being women and women being men than our safety. Absolutely disgusting.

      • The problem is this administration is not considering whether the person can do their job. What they are is more important than what they do.
        I know of several gay folks that are very competent, but they got their jobs because of their abilities, not because of their love life. However, this administration places sex and gender related traits way above abilities. Perhaps you know of a bunch of transgender folks that are perfectly suited for their jobs, but the outcomes I am seeing disagree.
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        DOT Secretary Pete B. was selected because he is gay, not because he is competent.
        Interior Secretary Haaland was selected because she is native, not because she is competent.
        WH Press Secretary Jean-Pierre was selected because she is a black, lesbian, immigrant, not because of her competence.
        “Admiral” Levine, selected because he is a transgender.
        It goes on, and on, and on.
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        When you hire/promote someone because of what they are, instead of what they do, you end up with a train wreck.

      • Can they? Really?

        The standards for troops have had to be dramatically cut due to Joe’s woke military leadership. No one wants to join.

    • We are the laughing stock? I don’t see the lines of people trying to get into this country laughing..

    • The entirety of the Federal Government is following the science.
      The political science, not the medical/biological science.

    • It’s called a latrine. Had this happened during world war II in the South Pacific, we may have had a different outcome. Our troops got the bad diarrhea on those islands, and rather than having to pull their pants down to do the squirts, they cut a big hole out of the ass of their pants so all they had to do was squat in their foxhole rather than getting shot. There’s worse things than deciding which bathroom to use. So stupid.

  6. So…. Let me see.
    If a person self identifies as female, schools and universities MUST allow them to use girls/woman’s restrooms and locker rooms. And, they must be allowed to participate in woman’s sports.
    But, if a person self identifies as female, the Selective Services requires them to register as male because it is what they were when they were born.
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    So, what is it? Does the Federal Government use your birth sex, or do you use whatever sex you think you are at the moment? Not sure they can do both without a conflict.

  7. Of course, they all of them would be denied because of mental deficiency. Or denied as target practice.

  8. Are transgender men no longer required to register with Selective Service? Is this the day Corporal Klinger dreamed of?

    • Reggie – A man who converts to presenting as a woman still must register, but a woman who converts to presenting as a man does not register and incurs no penalty for not registering as men must register. – sd

      • Ah…….as I suspected. So much for military justice. At least Corporal Klinger and PFC Manning can dress like women (………but only in comedy shows or after dumping reams of classified military secrets to the media………)

  9. Soldiers trained to sit around staring at their navels, trying to decide if they feel like peeing standing up or sitting down today will not last long defending our country.

    What a sad state of affairs -for us- I’m sure other nations are cheering on our godless, pathetic depravity.

  10. Seems like the Biden admin is finally figuring out how to define a woman. We want our bathrooms, locker rooms, and women’s sports back.

  11. Well, of course…
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    It’s an excellent strategy to disrupt conventional military unit cohesiveness before the first shot’s ever fired.
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    So, who benefits?
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    Wouldn’t be surprised to see a surge in the number of unwoke, unvaccinated, unpolitically correct private military contractors, mercenaries accountable to no one for what they do.

  12. The military has always been a fertile breeding ground for politicians’ social engineering pet projects (remember Bill Clinton’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell). In the end our fighting force has remained the last bastion of American Values, were actions and abilities are highly priced. This transgender policy is clearly designed to disrupt unit cohesion with complaints of Private X not knowing Private Y’s correct pronoun, wastes valuable training time and distracts from the mission and mission readiness. As CB said earlier, now your bedroom habits and feelings about yourself supersede the need to actually have the ability to do the job, in a place where the bad guys don’t care and people get killed..

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