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Pentagon Set to Lift Ban on Transgender People Serving in US Military - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon next month will announce the repeal of a policy banning transgender people from serving openly in the military, Defense Department officials said on Friday, moving to end what has widely been seen as one of the last barriers ...and more »

US Military to End Transgender Troops Ban - Daily Beast

U.S. army soldiers with their M1 Abrams take part in the "Saber Strike" NATO military exercise in Adazi, Latvia, June 11, 2016. The U.S. military plans to end its ban on transgender troops openly serving as soon as next month, a defense official told ...and more »

Ban on transgender troops to be lifted July 1 - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on transgender service members July 1, a controversial decision that would end nearly a year of internal wrangling among the services on how to allow those troops to serve openly ...and more »

Carter Visits Research Center, ROTC Cadets During Trip - Department of Defense

The American military needs quality personnel and the agility to ensure they are equipped better than any enemy, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday during a visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division in Crane, Indiana. Defense ...and more »

US Set to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Troops - TIME

Nearly a year ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. military's ban on the open service of transgender troops was “outdated” and promised the policy would be reviewed. Advocacy groups had grown impatient in the early months of this year ...and more »

US military plans to repeal its ban on transgender service members -

The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on openly serving transgender service members next month, U.S. defence officials say. The repeal would come five years after a 2011 decision to end the U.S. military's ban on gays and lesbians ...and more »

US military to lift transgender ban—media -

Former U.S. Army soldier Danny Ingram poses for a portrait at his home, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. Ingram was one of the first to be expelled after “don't ask, don't tell” was enacted. He was given an honorable discharge from the Army ...and more »

Transgender Military Ban To Be Lifted July 1st - Human Rights Campaign (blog)

Today, HRC responded to breaking news reports that on July 1, the Department of Defense will finally announce an end to the ban on transgender people serving openly in our military. “At long last, thousands of brave transgender patriots will be able to ...and more »

End of Trans Military Ban to Be Announced July 1 -

The Pentagon — the largest U.S. employer of transgender people — will announce the end of its ban on trans troops July 1, USA Today is reporting. Transgender activists have long fought for the lifting of the ban, as many trans people — an estimated ...and more »

Pentagon Officially Allows Transgender People to Serve Openly - Mother Jones

Update (6/30/2016): Defense Secretary Ash Carter officially announced on Thursday that the Pentagon has ended its ban on transgender people serving in the military. “We can't allow barriers unrelated to a person's qualifications to prevent us from ...and more »