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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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 Justice Department lawyer says the administration doesn't have to reveal certain details about the decision on the ban, but a judge says not so fast.

February 16 2018 3:50 PM

With Trump's ban blocked by courts, he'll come up with an alternative, with input from the Defense Department.

February 07 2018 8:39 PM

An RNC resolution, approved today, calls transgender identity “a disqualifying psychological and physical” condition.

February 02 2018 7:19 PM

With Trump's military ban blocked for now, Nicolas Talbott is enlisting, and he's optimistic his dream will come true.

January 08 2018 6:08 AM

Contradicting other reports, the book Fire and Fury claims Donald Trump's decision to effect the ban in 10 minutes defied logic.

January 05 2018 6:52 PM

Enlistment is happening, but Trump is not giving up his fight against transgender service members.

January 05 2018 2:27 PM

With Trump's military ban temporarily blocked, trans Americans begin signing up, with cautious optimism that the ban will fall for good.

January 02 2018 9:29 PM