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US: Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops

US: Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops

(Reuters) – The US Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military, a policy that has been the subject of court challenges. The policy will take effect on April 12, and will bar most transgender individuals from serving if they require hormone treatments or transition […]

Explainer: Military Trans Ban – US courts set for 2019 showdown

Explainer: Military Trans Ban – US courts set for 2019 showdown

The ban on transgender members of the US military will be put to the test early in the New Year, with Supreme Court decisions expected on two key appeals. Below is an explainer of what is set to happen: Ban on Transgender military personnel President Donald Trump announced in March he would restrict the military […]

US: Half of Senate Opposes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

US: Half of Senate Opposes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Fifty members of the US Senate have sent a letter to the Dept of Defense opposing President Trump’s directive to ban transgender service members from serving in the military. That directive has been blocked by federal courts in four separate cases, including the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit, Stone v. Trump.

US: Pentagon silent on U.S. transgender policy

US: Pentagon silent on U.S. transgender policy

Nearly a week after President Donald Trump signed a memorandum banning some transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, Pentagon officials on Thursday refused to answer questions about the policy, except to say they would continue to follow court orders currently blocking the ban. Last Friday, the White House announced Trump had signed the […]