HISTORIC

Pentagon’s Trans Ban to End Next Year

A memo obtained by USA Today late Tuesday indicates that the Pentagon’s ban on transgender troops is set to end on May 27 of next year. The document outlines a plan that would also allow troops to have temporary leaves of absence while undergoing hormone treatment or surgeries. Army and Air Force leaders are allegedly aware of about 20 transgender troops in each respective service. Another measure that is under consideration is whether troops who have been kicked out of the service for being transgender would be allowed back in.