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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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

Chaplain Andrew Calvert is under investigation for his remarks objecting to the lifting of the trans military ban.

January 27 2021 2:54 PM

It will take years, decades possibly, to recover from the Trump catastrophe, but the recovery begins now.

January 26 2021 2:10 PM

"President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service," says a White House fact sheet.

January 25 2021 12:15 PM

Biden is kicking off his first full week as president by keeping a campaign promise to repeal Trump's discriminatory ban on transgender soldiers. 

January 24 2021 9:47 PM

The world is as scary as it was 19 years ago, but channel your anxiety into battling racism and Trump's reign of terror.

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
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