Transgender women who were born male are still required to sign up for the Selective Service in the event of a military draft.

Trans women who were born male must sign up for military draft
Trans women who were born male must sign up for military draft© Provided by Washington Examiner

The policy, which has already been in effect for some time, gained new attention after the Selective Service System issued a reminder for men between the ages of 18 and 25 to register for the service. "Parents, if your son is an only son and the last male in your family to carry the family name, he is still required to register with SSS," the SSS said in a now-viral tweet sent on Friday.

Many of the comments reflected social commentary about changing views on gender, as well as remarks about the timing, as Russia's war in Ukraine escalates. "Parents, we may kill your son and end your bloodline and family name for the sake of defending some irrelevant pile of sand in some godforsaken corner of the globe that holds no worth whatsoever to you or your family," tweeted conservative commentator Matt Walsh, the man behind the What Is a Woman? documentary.

A transgender section on the SSS's website, to which its tweet links, stressed that all biological males are required to sign up for the draft, and this applies to citizens or immigrants of the United States who were born male and had their gender changed to female.