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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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

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September 11 2020 12:46 AM

Only two transgender service members have been considered for waivers, out of 197 who've been outed since Trump's policy went into effect. 

July 31 2020 3:13 PM

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tried to gaslight her way out of a question about the president's ban on trans service members.

July 13 2020 5:15 PM

Activist groups welcomed the waiver but emphasized that all trans military personnel deserve the right to serve.

May 15 2020 4:20 PM

The study finds broad support among military members for their transgender peers.

February 25 2020 12:56 PM

Rhode Island passed a similar law last week.

November 15 2019 1:55 PM

Veterans share struggles from the DADT era and in today's fight for trans rights.

November 11 2019 8:08 AM