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Pentagon to Repeal Ban on Transgender Military Members

By Jenni Miller | Source: NY Magazine

Officials at the Department of Defense have confirmed to USA Today that the Pentagon is planning to repeal its ban on transgender military members.

According to DoD sources, Secretary Bob Work could approve the appeal as soon as Wednesday, with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter giving it the final a-okay before an official announcement on July 1. "The plan would direct each branch of the armed services over a one-year period to implement new policies affecting recruiting, housing and uniforms for transgender troops," USA Today reported.

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