There is no non-religious argument for supporting a ban of transgendered individuals from serving our great country. True patriotism is having pride in our nation and supporting all of those who wish to serve. Those who know transgendered individuals intimately have set aside their fears of mental instability, building relationships with wonderful people who deserve the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts. Please, rethink this ban and consider what it means to be a patriotic American citizen who supports our troops who sacrifice daily to protect the country we love. What is under a military uniform is irrelevant and does not affect the spirits of those who serve.