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Ensuring a combat-ready force

Sexuality | A new Pentagon policy addresses concerns about gender dysphoria
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/15/19, 04:58 pm

The U.S. Department of Defense issued orders Tuesday to limit service by people with gender dysphoria the same way it restricts individuals with diabetes, heart disease, HIV, and other medical conditions that could endanger soldiers and their units. The orders, signed by Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist, enact suggestions made by Pentagon leadership a year ago and require the military services to implement the new rules within 30 days.

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Migrant children say they were abused in U.S. shelters

Compassion | The Justice Department documents thousands of claims of sexual misconduct
by Charissa Koh
Posted 3/06/19, 04:08 pm

Last week, the U.S. government released records showing thousands of reports of sexual abuse of migrant children in U.S. shelters over the last four years. While illegal immigration remains one of the hottest topics in Washington, D.C., and a key priority for President Donald Trump, the data raise real concerns about the safety of children in U.S. custody.

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Talk trouble

Free Speech | A Florida case highlights the ongoing question of ‘professional speech’ for Christians
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/19/19, 04:09 pm

A federal judge on Thursday ruled against two Florida counselors who want the freedom to help minors change unwanted sexual attractions, behaviors, or identities. The court decision ignored multiple precedents, including a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that professionals have a right to free speech on the job.

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