Catherine Templeton on Homeland Security
SC builds soldiers & embraces our heroes
In South Carolina, we build soldiers! When it is time for them to come home, we have to embrace our heroes with a sense of community that recognizes the experiences our Veterans have had,
supports what they need as civilians, and capitalizes on the unique skills they bring to the table.
Source: 2018 S.C. Governor campaign website CatherineTempleton.com
, Mar 21, 2018
Military shouldn't pay for gender reassignment surgery
She also was asked to comment on President Donald Trump's tweet banning transgender people from serving in the military. "I defer to the generals, and the admirals, as to what they believe is best for combat readiness and unit cohesion. No bureaucrat or
politician knows more than they do. I tell you this, though, personally, we should not be paying a dime for elective, trans-gender reassignment surgery," she said. "That's outrageous. If you sign up and join as a man, you serve as a man.
If you join as a woman, you serve as a woman. I don't think it's any more complicated than that," she added, trying to oversimplify a complex issue.
She made no mention of her stance on all of the other healthcare expenses
incurred by insuring soldiers, such as the over $40 million spent on Viagra alone--roughly five times more than the estimated cost of transition-related care for trans individuals.
Source: LGBTQNation.com on South Carolina voting record NC-HB142
, Aug 3, 2017
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