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US Department of Defense Ends Ban On Transgenders In Military

US Department of Defense Ends Ban On Transgenders In Military

US Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, yesterday announced that transgender individuals will now be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces. There is also a Transgender Implementation Factsheet to guide transgenders or those who may transition while in the army (see factsheet below). The DoD (Department of Defense) policy announced today also establishes […]

US: Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Transgender Policy

US: Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Transgender Policy

The American Secretary of Defense has issued a statement (13th July) on changes to current Transgender policy in the military. The current policy is outdated, causes uncertainty, and distracts commanders from core missions, he said, and he is setting up a working group to examine the implications of welcoming transgenders to serve openly in the […]