Though he continues to push the issue intermittently, Donald Trump has been met with resistance on multiple fronts for his attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the United Stats military. It's not just civil rights groups, LGBTQ organizations, and federal judges pushing back. High ranking officials from within the military itself are refusing to follow the vague decrees.
"We are certainly committed to their continued service in the United States Coast Guard," said Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft according to Politico regarding trans service members. "We will make sure that there is one policy for all service members."
According to Zukunft at least 17 of the 40,000 active-duty members of the Coast Guard consider themselves transgender or have "transitioned." The subject was brought up during a line of questioning from Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) about the Coast Guard's position on the divisive topic.
Price went on to call the basis of the ban "an invented problem" and a "waste of time and dollars and military resources."