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This is the Army’s updated policy for transgender soldiers
"A soldier's gender identity will no longer be a basis for involuntary separation."
Pentagon allows transgender troops to serve openly under new policy
"Trans rights are human rights."
Army chaplain under investigation for calling transgender troops ‘mentally unfit’ to serve
Chaplains represent "hundreds of American denominations and faith traditions" and are "charged to nurture the living."
Erratic, impulsive, and dangerous: Trump’s legacy as commander-in-chief
A man without a country.
Transgender man’s dream of joining U.S. military thwarted for now
"When you love what you do, it's no longer a job, and serving my country would never be a job."
Here is the Democrats’ plan for the military if Biden wins in November
Here are a few of the highlights of the draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform.
House moves to overturn Trump’s military transgender ban
“The thousands of transgender patriots serving this nation deserve much better than to be singled out for discrimination."
Pentagon ban on transgender troops on shaky legal ground after Supreme Court ruling
The US military's partial ban on transgender people remains in effect, but the Supreme Court's decision helps lawsuits challenging it, legal experts said.
Yes, the President’s tweets count as legitimate orders, no matter how confusing they seem
"The president could have called the Secretary immediately and said, 'I have decided against waiting. I want every transgender person in the armed forces discharged within 48 hours.'"
Gen. Mark Milley, Trump’s nominee to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defends Pentagon transgender ban
The Pentagon's transgender ban prevents potential recruits with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria from joining the military unless they have been medically stable for 36 months and if they have not yet had medical treatment to transition to a new gender.
4 state National Guards have joined California in defying Trump’s transgender military ban
Nevada, Washington, Oregon and New Mexico have joined California in defying the Trump administration ban on transgender military, which went into effect April 12
A Texas student says he lost his military scholarship due to Trump’s transgender ban
Map Pesqueira, a 19-year-old from San Antonio, said he was awarded a three-year Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or ROTC, scholarship beginning his sophomore year. But his financial aid is now invalid, he told The Dallas Morning News, under the federal government's new policy that bans many transgender troops from enlisting in the military
Appeals court clears way for DoD’s transgender ban to take effect
"At the moment, there is no legal barrier to the government's intended plan to start enforcing the transgender military ban on April 12."
Trump’s transgender ban in doubt after court rules Pentagon announcement came too soon
"The ruling means that the Trump administration cannot enforce a ban on military service by transgender people."
Here’s everything you need to know about the DoD’s transgender ban
You have questions about the transgender ban. We have answers.
New Pentagon policy will bar most transgender people from serving
The U.S. 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.
Pentagon set to block some transgender people from joining the military
Transgender troops who are currently serving will be allowed to remain in uniform, but that won't be the case for everyone interested in joining the ranks.
The Supreme Court Allows Pentagon To Ban Transgender Service Members
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision reversing lower courts' decisions that prevented the ban from taking effect.
The White House Is Making National Security Decisions Without Telling The Pentagon
I emailed the Pentagon last week, asking them for details of an “international security” agreement Russia was touting after the...
DoD: Trump’s Ban Will Not Stop Our Transgender Recruiting And Retention — For Now
President Trump’s decision banning certain transgender people from serving in the military is not the final say on the matter,...
‘We’re Already Here’: A Renewed Transgender Ban Would Kill This Seasoned Army Grunt’s Long Career
Staff Sgt. Patricia King has been proud to deploy downrange three times in her 18-year Army career. But she may...
Here’s What The Data Actually Says About Transgender Military Service
As of Jan. 1, transgender individuals are allowed to openly enlist and continue serving in the U.S. military without fear...
The US Military Has Always Been A Social Experiment
On Dec. 11, the Department of Defense announced that it would again allow transgender citizens to enlist in the military...
DoD To Allow Transgender Enlistments As Courts Tear Apart Trump’s Ban
The Department of Defense announced Dec. 11 that it will again allow transgender applicants to join the military starting Jan....
Military Prepares To Receive First Transgender Recruits On Jan 1 As Trump’s Ban Flounders In Court
The Trump administration is requesting more time to appeal a judge’s block on President Donald Trump’s plan to bar transgender...