NEWS, GENDER, POLITICS – U.S.Thu Jun 30, 2016 – 2:36 pm EST
Washington, D.C., June 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama administration has rescinded a longstanding military policy, allowing transgender soldiers to serve openly in the U.S. military.
“I’m announcing today that we’re ending the ban on transgender Americans in the United States military,” said Obama’s Defense Secretary Ash Carter in a press conference held at the Pentagon this afternoon, on the last day of LGBT Pride Month. “Effective immediately, transgender Americans may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise be separated from the military just for being transgender.”
The notion of open transgender military service is “embedded” in our national creed, which is that “all Americans are free and equal.”