Reversing Trump, Pentagon to Release New Transgender Policy

The Pentagon will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military.

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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Defense officials say the Pentagon will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military and will issue new rules that broaden their access to medical care and gender transition. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Wednesday will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition, defense officials told The Associated Press. The new department regulations allow transgender people who meet military standards to enlist and serve openly in their self-identified gender, and they will be able to get medically necessary transition-related care…

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