Monday, June 27, 2016

Pentagon may end transgender ban for military in July


The Pentagon is set to end the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military in July, according to Defense official. One official says the lifting of the ban could be announced by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as soon as July 1, though final details remain to be worked out, which could delay the announcement.

Defense officials confirm that there will be a meeting Monday involving top personnel officers from all of the military services to discuss the transgender ban.

According to one of the officials, lifting the ban will be followed by a one-year implementation plan to address housing and personnel issues that would be required.

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