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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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.

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

Conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe expressed confusion about which bathroom transgender troops would use once the ban is lifted against transgender Americans serving openly in the military.

July 24 2015 7:44 PM

The anti-LGBT group's daily email to supporters bemoaned 'the gayification of the Pentagon' in response to Monday's news about the lifting of the trans military ban.

July 14 2015 2:41 PM

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced a Pentagon working group that will operate under the presumption that transgender Americans should be able to serve openly in the U.S. military.

July 13 2015 3:41 PM

Friends remember U.S. Air Force veteran Jess Shipps, best known to friends as 'Jessie' the 'Lumberchick.'

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