Pentagon to Allow Transgender People to Enlist in the Military

The move comes after two federal courts have ruled against President Trump's proposal to ban transgender troops.

  • Published 11 December 2017

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical… Read at AP News