SOFX ALERT
Jim Inhofe: Where will transgender troops go to the bathroom?
Senator James Inhofe, R-OK, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, speaks during a hearing on United States Northern Command and United States Southern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY2015 on March 13, 2014 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Jim Inhofe: Where will transgender troops go to the bathroom?

Sen. Jim Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, opposes the plan announced last week by the Pentagon to allow transgender troops to serve in the military, saying “it wouldn’t work.”

Asked to explain his opposition, the socially conservative Oklahoma Republican told POLITICO: “I had a 10-year-old — not my son, but a friend of mine’s grandson — say, ‘All right, which bathroom would they use?’”

He indicated, though, that there would be no immediate effort to block the Pentagon’s plan. “Right now I’ve got a highway bill I’m doing,” he said. “We’ll talk about that later.”

Defense Secretary Ash Carter last week ordered a six-month review into the “policy and readiness implications” of allowing transgender troops to serve openly. The review, he said, will presume all jobs are open “except where objective, practical impediments are identified.”

Source: Jim Inhofe: Where will transgender troops go to the bathroom? – Austin Wright – POLITICO