Monday, April 5, 2021

Pentagon Reverses Trump's Transgender Ban and Orders New Protections For Transgender Soldiers; Military Touts 'Wonderful Teams' of Doctors Ready to Facilitate Gender Transitions

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Pentagon reverses Trump's transgender ban and orders new protections for transgender soldiers:
The Pentagon reverses the order by former President Donald Trump that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military and ordered new protections for transgender people wanting to enlist.
The announcement was made in a statement from the Pentagon on the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
"On this International Transgender Day of Visibility, we recognize the great strides our Nation has made raising awareness of the challenges faced by the transgender community," read the statement from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
"I am pleased to announce we have updated departmental policy governing the open service of transgender individuals in the military. This updated policy reinforces our previous decision to allow for the recruitment, retention, and care of all qualified transgender individuals," Austin continued. --->READ MORE HERE
Military Touts 'Wonderful Teams' of Doctors Ready to Facilitate Gender Transitions:
The Department of Defense on Wednesday used a day of LGBT celebration to announce that it was rolling back former President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in the military.
In announcing the policy change on International Transgender Day of Visibility, Pentagon officials said they could not supply information about how much the new policy would cost or any anticipated impacts on unit cohesion.
Department officials also provided no details on how soldiers seeking gender reassignment surgery would juggle their medical plans and any operational duties that might include fighting a war.
Wednesday’s focus was on the benefits of the policy to transgender individuals.
Pentagon press secretary John F. Kirby and Director of Accession Policy Stephanie Miller held a news conference about the policy and were asked about the cost. --->READ MORE HERE

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