A female solider is taking the name "Keith" as she begins the hormone treatment necessary to complete her sex change.
The soldier, who says she's been married to another woman for two years, is currently deployed to Afghanistan.
This shines a new light on President Obama's repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) and shows how that repeal didn't simply allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. Rather, it politicized the military to new and unheard of levels, moving it further away from its central role as a war-fighting machine and placing it more in more in the arena of social experimentation.
In fact, because of "Keith's" story, some groups are arguing that the repeal of DADT did not go far enough. They claim the military now needs to change its rules for "transgender people," so that they too can serve honorably and openly.
Welcome to war-fighting under the Obama doctrine.