Biden announces end to transgender military ban

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Biden announces end to transgender military ban

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday morning overturning the Trump-era ban on openly transgender Americans serving in the military. 

The executive order “immediately prohibits involuntary separations, discharges, and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to gender identity,” according to a White House statement to NBC News. 

“President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity,” the statement reads. 

It will also amend the records of trans service members who were discharged, denied reenlistment, or continued service on the basis of their gender identity, Axios reports.  Read more…

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