According to the military conscription system, those “born male and changed their gender to female” – i.e. male-to-female (MTF) transgenders – are still required to register. In contrast, those “born female and changed their gender to male” – i.e. female-to-male (FTM) transgenders – are not required to register.
Individuals who have changed their gender to male will only be asked to complete a status information letter request form and provide a copy of their birth certificate.
The SSS referenced the definition laid down by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which defined “transgender” as “people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from the sex assigned to them at birth, [such as] the [biological] sex listed on an original birth certificate.” Under OPM rules, a “transgender woman” is someone born male at birth but identifies as female. Meanwhile, a “transgender man” is someone born female but identifies as male.
Current military conscription rules mandate the SSS registration of almost all male American citizens and immigrants aged between 18 and 25 years. The draft is based on biological sex, not the sex people identify as.
Writing for Rebel News, journalist Ian Miles Cheong recounted an executive order (EO) President Joe Biden passed upon taking office. The EO stated that anyone who identifies as transgender should be treated by their chosen gender identity. Biden even put forward the possibility of MTF transgenders being placed in military units composed entirely of biological females.
“Despite the Biden administration’s push for equity, inclusivity and transgender representation – it’s clear that the military doesn’t care how you identify on a piece of paper, but rather what body parts you were born with,” wrote Cheong.
Ukrainian MTF transgenders learn that biology still matters in a war
Perhaps a stark example of Cheong’s point was seen during the opening months of the Russia-Ukraine war. Kyiv declared martial law, and with it came mandatory military service for all Ukrainian males aged 18 to 60. Some MTF transgenders, however, opted to flee – only to be stopped at the border and ordered to return to the frontlines.
The Guardian recounted two such cases.
Judis, a transgender woman, fled “her” hometown in the Luhansk region toward the Ukrainian capital. “She” attempted to cross over to the border with Poland, but two border guards stopped Judis in “her” tracks. The guards accosted “her” and conducted a physical examination inside an office.
“Ukrainian border guards undress you and touch you everywhere. You can see on their faces [that] they’re wondering ‘what are you?’ like you’re some kind of animal or something,” Judis recounted. “Afterward, one of the guards said, ‘You’re a guy, so get out of here’ and told me that I should be grateful they didn’t call the police.”
Another transgender woman, 24-year-old Alice, was also refused passage to Poland.
Alice recounted that three border guards took “her” and “her” partner Helen to a building near the border crossing. The officers then conducted a physical examination, concluding that the two were men.
“We tried to explain our situation, but they didn’t care,” said Alice.
Ukrainian FTM transgender activist Olena Shevchenko put in “his” two cents on the predicaments of Judis and Alice.
“Technically, the law applies to trans people as well – including both certified transgender men and transgender women who had not changed their documents. But it sounds like Ukrainian border guards are preventing even trans people with a valid certificate reflecting their new gender from leaving Ukraine, and nobody knows why,” said Shevchenko.
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Watch this video that explains why Ukrainian transgender women such as the likes of Judis and Alice must fight in the frontlines against Russia.
This video is from the SJWellFire: Final Days Report channel on Brighteon.com.
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