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A Reuters news article tonight (byline Carlo Allegri) reported as follows:

"A majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The July 26-28 poll suggested that the country largely disagrees with President Donald Trump's announcement this week that he will ban transgender personnel from the armed forces. The president's announcement, made in posts on his Twitter account, surprised many senior military officers and appeared to pre-empt an ongoing Pentagon review.

Roger Kaikko, 61, a Trump voter near Cleveland, Ohio, who took the poll, said he disagrees with the president. [Kaikko said] 'Even the president shouldn’t be able to take rights away from some people just because he may not like them. They’re people too [and] they should be able to serve just like anybody else.'

The Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll was conducted online in English across the United States. It gathered responses from 1,249 adults including 533 Democrats and 434 Republicans."

Date: 2017-08-07 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Interesting. Encouraging in a way, but at the same time, how many of those who "believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military" also a) believe that trans people should have various other equal rights, rather than only the right to serve, and b) are willing to lift one little finger to help that? *tired, bitter, but friendly grin*

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