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Debate over US military transgender policy






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Donald Trump wants to ban transgender people from serving in the USA military. However, bosses at the Pentagon said there will be "no modifications" to its policy of allowing transgender people to serve until it gets notification. The Pentagon said: "We will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect." It added: "There will be no modifications to the current policy until…the secretary has issued implementation guidance."

President Trump tweeted that: "The United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. 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." A Republican said: "Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should…continue serving."

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