Thursday 19 May 2022 11:04 PM Army floats plan to allow soldiers to move base if they face discrimination ... trends now
The U.S. Army is reportedly proposing a new policy that would allow soldiers to request a move to a new base if they believe they face discrimination from local or state laws on the basis of gender, sex, religion, race or pregnancy.
The move would change an existing policy that allows personnel to seek a move to help them cope with family problems.
In effect, it would allow soldiers to declare certain states to be too racist or homophobic for them to live there.
Sources with direct knowledge of the plans said the updated guidance was drafted in response to several state laws - but before a draft of a possible Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade was leaked.
They told Military.com that the policy would allow commanders to use 'compassionate reassignment' for cases of discrimination.
'Some states are becoming untenable to live in; there's a rise in hate crimes and rise in LGBT discrimination,' Lindsay Church, executive director of Minority Veterans of America, told the news site.
The Army is reportedly considering a policy change to allow soldiers to request a move to a new base if they believe they face discrimination from local or state laws
Sources with direct knowledge of the plans said the updated guidance was drafted in response to several state laws which could be viewed as discriminatory
The Army is also preparing for states to ban abortion if Roe v Wade protections are overturned by the Supreme Court, as widely expected
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