Transgender Troops To Serve Openly In U.S. Military

The new policies take effect April 30.
Posted at 8:38 AM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 10:38:03-04

Transgender troops will soon be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. Military after the Pentagon overturned a Trump Administration ban.

Under the new regulations transgender people who meet military standards will be allowed to serve openly as their self-identified gender. They will also be granted access to medically necessary care. 

As many as 8,000 current service members identify as transgender according to a Pentagon official. She also said there are 2,200 who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and may be seeking medical care. 

The new policies will go into effect April 30. 

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