For those that do not know getting a background investigation for high security clearance involves every aspect of your life and often cost many many thousands of dollars. investigators will often talk to highschool teachers and various people from your past. they go through your credit your whole life. Mental illness or signs there of are reportable and often times are required to be reported by co-workers. We re supposed to look for warning signs in peoples lives i.e. do they get brand new cars every year live above thier means. Are transgender people mentally ill? are they sane when decide/feel/want to be the opposite gender? does a sane person mutilate thier body? after they mutilate thier body and taking hormoans are they still sane? i am not being hateful but wanting to cut your dick off, is that a sane action? if i dont like my hand and cut it off would that be cosidered sane? back to clearance: should a trans person or one considering transition be allowed to cary our nations secrets into combat? is thier charactrer less than anyone else? I honestly do not know. i do know the military leaders are asking for more time to come up with a transgender policy. is it discrimination to deny a clearance because someone is transgender?