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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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

It's been eight years since DADT was repealed, but we're still battling for equality in the military.

September 20 2019 5:21 AM

Two years after Donald Trump announced the ban, trans Americans remain committed to serving their country.

July 26 2019 4:33 AM

The bill, which must be reconciled with the Senate's version, also would make it easier for LGB veterans to upgrade their discharge status.

July 12 2019 6:59 PM

The House passed an antidiscrimination amendment sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier (pictured), but the measure will have a tough time getting through the Senate.

July 11 2019 4:14 PM

In an interview with Buzzfeed, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere defends Trump's refusal to support the Equality Act and his decision to ban trans people from the military.

July 01 2019 8:54 PM

Sen. Cory Booker shares why we all must end our silence around the epidemic of violence trans people of color face. 

July 01 2019 2:21 PM

But British commentator Piers Morgan notes that costs are "miniscule" compared to Viagra bills for the U.S. military.

June 05 2019 9:12 AM