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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: NCTE Condemns South Carolina Sheriff for Threatening Violence Against Trans Women

US: NCTE Condemns South Carolina Sheriff for Threatening Violence Against Trans Women

Last week, in remarks at the Greenville-Spartanburg Republican Women’s Meeting, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright addressed the anti-trans bill moving through South Carolina’s legislature. S. 1203 would restrict access to restrooms in public buildings based on the sex listed on an individual’s birth certificate and is currently being heard in a Senate subcommittee. In expressing […]

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 The current policy is outdated, causes uncertainty, and distracts commanders from core missions, he said, and he is setting up a working group to examine the implications of welcoming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 […]

US: AMA – No Medical Rationale In Transgender Military Ban

US: AMA – No Medical Rationale In Transgender Military Ban

The American Medical Association (AMA) has approved a resolution saying there is “no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from service in the U.S. military.” The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, hailed the resolution saying it should compel Secretary Carter to take action. “This important […]