Biden Reverses Trump Ban on Transgender People in Military
President Joe Biden has signed an order reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military
- Published 25 January 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military. The new order, which Biden signed in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office. It immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the…