Tuesday, January 2, 2018

US Administration announces it will stop trying to enforce Trump's military transgender ban


The United States Justice Department has put Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people in the military on hold.

Starting 1 January, transgender people can begin to enlist in the military. In fact, the Pentagon has already released a detailed policy for recruiting transgender troops. However, the future of trans people in the military remains unclear.

The Department of Justice is reportedly waiting on an independent study by the Department of Defense to be released in the coming weeks before deciding next steps.

Last August 2017, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis already announced that transgender troops will be allowed to continue serving in the military pending the results of a study by experts.

Despite the Trump's announce in a tweet, they perfectly know there is no reason to exclude transgender people from military service, especially when they have already proved their ability to serve.




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