Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is about to announce that effective immediately the ban on transgender soldiers and military personnel serving openly has been lifted.
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US Secretary of Defense Carter: Immediately lifting ban on transgender military service - Reuters
â€” Breaking News (@BreakingNews) June 30, 2016
â€” AMPA (@LGBTMilPartners) June 30, 2016
The Pentagon lifts its ban on openly transgender military service, making the United States the 19th country to allow full LGBT enlistment.
â€” Dan Shea (@dryanshea) June 30, 2016
"This is a matter of principle," says #SecDef Ash Carter in lifting transgender ban for military service.
â€” NPR (@NPR) June 30, 2016
"The Defense Department and the military need to avail ourselves of all talent possible in order to remain what we are now -- the finest fighting force the world has ever known," Secretary Ash Carter said.
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