Trump Announces Ban on Transgender People Serving in the United States Military

The President said the military can't afford the "tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail."

  • Published 26 July 2017

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Trump's announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military. The president tweeted that after consulting with "Generals and military experts," the government "will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military." "Our military must be focused on… Read at AP News