Hartzler has claimed allowing transgender people into the military saddles taxpayers with medical costs of up to $3.5 billion.
The House also shot down an amendment aimed at getting the Pentagon out of having to submit a report to Congress detailing the impact of climate change on the armed forces.
The Democrat added that "bigotry is the last thing this country should offer any fearless man or woman who volunteers to defend us".
Meanwhile HRC (Human Rights Campaign), the largest LGBTI advocacy group in the USA, called Hartzler's 'unconscionable'.
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The ACLU has sent letters to House members urging them to vote against the Hartzler Amendment.
Outrage is building across the country, at least among traditionalists and opponents of political correctness in the military, at the Pentagon's continued celebration of "LGBT pride" under Trump, and especially the Army's new "transgender" training guidelines.
Top military brass asked Defense Secretary James Mattis to delay full implementation of rules allowing transgender members to serve openly until January 2018. "We applaud those members from both parties who stood up for the thousands of transgender service members proudly serving their country". But if you're trying to join the military, you must stay closeted. Because she's anxious cisgender troops won't be able to handle sharing showering facilities with transgender troops, she believes that transgender service is a threat to national security comparable to that posed by North Korea, Russia, and ISIS. Republican lawmakers allowed the amendment to proceed out of committee Wednesday while rejecting several pro-LGBTQ amendments that had been proposed.
Rep. Hartzler's new amendment would have prohibited the Department of Defense from providing medical treatment for transition-related services.
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"The Hartzler Amendment is specifically created to discriminate against transgender members of the Armed Forces and their families", Ian Thompson, legislative representative for the ACLU, stated.
During committee discussion, Hartzler said that paying for gender reassignment surgery would cost $1.35 billion (€1.18 billion, £1.04 billion) over the next 10 years.
The RAND Corporation a year ago found all medical costs for transgender service members would be about $2.4 million to $8.4 million annually.
Even if the service members themselves aren't transgender, immediate family members who are would not be able to get the care they need, making it untenable for their spouse or relative to serve in the military, Democrats said. "This is a social agenda that has no place in this bill", said House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.
Ian Thompson, legislative representative for the American Civil Liberties Union said the Hartzler Amendment is meant to discriminate against transgender members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by barring them from receiving medically necessary health care. This had negative implications for our nation's military readiness.
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