This story perfectly illustrates why the military is not run by liberal academics.

Campus Reform reports:

Law school dean slams Trump military transgender rule in email to students

A University of Wisconsin-Madison law school dean and professor noted to students that, in order to avoid losing federal funding, the school has “suspended” its nondiscrimination policy during an upcoming visit by the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) recruiters to campus.

UW Madison law dean and professor Margaret Raymond said that the school is expecting military recruiters to come to campus to conduct interviews for positions in the JAG Corps, according to an email from Raymond obtained by Campus Reform.

“As you may know, an executive action restricting the ability of transgender individuals to join and serve in the military became effective in April,” Raymond said in the email. “The University of Wisconsin Law School does not discriminate against any person in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of gender identity or expression. All employers using the facilities and services of the Office of Career and Professional Development must comply with this policy.”

The policy to which Raymond referred is not a blanket ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. Rather, it grandfathers in those who have already undergone their transition and allows those individuals to continue taking hormone treatments. For those not grandfathered in, the Trump administration policy bars those who have already undergone their transition from serving. Those not grandfathered in and who have not yet undergone their transition are allowed to enlist using the sex they were assigned at birth, as NBC News reported.

The law dean stated that every employer using UW Madison’s Office of Career and Professional Development office space and services must adhere to the college’s non-discrimination policy.


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