Pentagon Releases New Policy on Transgender Troops [Video]

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The pentagon has officially done away with trump error policies that ban transgender people from serving
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in the military new rules now allow people from the transgender community who meet military standards
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to enlist and serve openly in their self-identified gender they will also be able to receive the
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necessary medical care related to gender transition the revised policies in these
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instructions restore the department's original 2016 policies regarding transgender service
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specifically they prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or an individual's
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identification as transgender they provide a means by which to asses
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access into the military in one's self-identified gender provided all appropriate standards are
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met they provide a path for those in service for medical treatment gender transition
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and recognition in one's self-identified gender and they seek to protect the privacy of all service
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members and to treat them with dignity and respect at all times the pentagon carried out a two-month
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review aimed at developing guidelines for the new policy biden's executive order prohibits
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service members from being forced out of the military on the basis of their gender identity
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u.s military services have been given the time they require to update their policies
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and provide guidance to commanders the step coincides with the international transgender day of visibility
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now until a few years ago service members could be discharged from the military for being transgender
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this changed during the obama administration but in 2016 the pentagon had announced that transgender people
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already serving in the military would be allowed to serve openly pentagon also said that by july of 2017
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transgender people would be allowed to enlist however after former president trump took office
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the enlistment date was delayed and the new administration had called for an additional study a few
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weeks later trump caught military leaders by surprise when he tweeted that the government would not accept or
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allow transgender people to serve in the military in any capacity after a lengthy and complicated legal
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battle the defense department bar transgender troops and recruits from transitioning to
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another gender individuals were now required to serve in what the administration called
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their birth gender under that policy no one with gender dysphoria who was taking hormones or had
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transitioned to another gender was allowed to enlist troops were barred from taking hormones
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or getting transition surgery done advocacy groups and members of congress have hailed the new move
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u.s president joe biden and vice president kamla harris took to twitter to acknowledge the
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transgender day of visibility biden said that he is calling on every american to join him in uplifting the
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words and dignity of transgender americans meanwhile vice president harris said
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