Transgender Military Ban

Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection. A serviceman or woman can still be discharged simply for being transgender. Here we track the latest news on efforts to repeal the ban on transgender Americans from serving openly in the military.

Former Air Force officer Barbara Satin has a wish for November 11.

November 11 2015 5:45 AM

It's time to ask Hillary Clinton whether she's prepared to veto anti-LGBT legislation outright, or if she'd consider 'defensive action,' like she contends DOMA and DADT were for her husband.

November 09 2015 7:30 AM

We've catalogued all of Hillary Clinton's pledges made during a sweeping address to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington Saturday.

October 06 2015 6:30 AM

Even before the government completes its policy review, the vice president says transgender members of the military are qualified to serve openly.

October 04 2015 11:04 PM

A new memo from the Department of Defense reportedly lays out a prospective timeline that would allow transgender Americans to serve openly by May 27.

August 26 2015 11:41 AM

It was the albatross that haunted DADT's repeal: that allowing gay and lesbians to serve openly would be a 'social experiment.' Now Mike Huckabee is using that same false premise against transgender service members.

August 18 2015 4:30 AM

The night included slams at Rosie O'Donnell, transgender troops, and a 'rogue' Supreme Court.

August 07 2015 1:00 AM

The Pentagon's working group tasked with rescinding the military's long-standing ban on service by openly transgender Americans will hold its first meeting Monday.

July 30 2015 6:20 PM

The presidential aspirant also called open military service by transgender Americans 'absurd.'

July 30 2015 5:47 PM

Trouble awaits trans women who serve our nation as their authentic selves, says one who had to hide her true gender identity.

July 30 2015 4:00 AM