Ars Technica reports that the Pentagon will move Chelsea Manning and start hormone treatment:
Formerly known as Bradley Manning, the private was court-martialed last year and sentenced to 35 years for forwarding a cache of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
After an August 2013 espionage conviction for leaking more than 700,000 documents and video, Manning announced that she would live as a woman with the name Chelsea going forward. A non-military judge approved the name change last month. Hormone therapy, which she has requested, will assist her in her transition. Currently, that therapy is not an option in military prisons.
I am glad for Chelsea Manning but this is exactly the kind of schizophrenia that I find so problematic with current “center-left” parties. They’re willing (to a certain degree) to support the rights of homosexuals, trans people, ethnic minorities and use these liberal (!) projects to differentiate themselves from the social conservative parties.
But economically, they are right wing (witness France’s “pacte de responsibilité”), they are typically in support of a corporate (as the leader of Germany’s SPD coming out in favor of TTIP) and surveillance state (I mean, Mrs Manning has been sentenced to 35 years for leaking documents about war crimes), and with the support of the MSM they work hard at redefining “left” as socially liberal.