Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military
The Pentagon has announced that it will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday, saying it was the right thing to do. He said at a press conference that only a person’s qualifications should matter, and that there should be no other unrelated barriers to service.
Carter’s announcement comes despite concerns from senior military leaders that the department is moving too fast and that more time is needed to