AP Source: Biden to Drop Trump’s Military Transgender Ban

“If you’re fit and you’re qualified to serve and you can maintain the standards, you should be allowed to serve,” said newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

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Dusk settles over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press. Biden has been widely expected to overturn the Trump policy in his early days in office. The White House could announce…

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