President Trump bans transgender individuals from military service

Federal Government -- August 25, 2017


President Trump has officially issued a Presidential Memorandum instructing the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reinstate the ban on transgender people from serving in the military and Coast Guard. This memo also halts "all use of DoD or DHS resources to fund sex reassignment surgical procedures for military personnel, except to the extent necessary to protect the health of an individual who has already begun a course of treatment to reassign his or her sex."

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security
Trump officially bans transgender people from military

Originally written: 07/26/2017

President Trump announced via Twitter that the US Government will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.

This will reverse policies for transgender individuals that were enacted partially or fully under President Obama.

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