Wednesday, July 26, 2017

US President Donald Trump Bans Transgender People From Serving In US Military

US President Donald Trump says transgender people may no longer serve in the military “in any capacity”.

Mr Trump tweeted late on Wednesday night: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military. 

   ''Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.''

In late June, Pentagon Chief Jim Mattis had delayed for six months a plan put in place under Barack Obama’s administration to start accepting transgender recruits.

An estimated 2,500 to 7,000 transgender people are among the 1.3 million active duty service members.

AFP

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