Trump Announces He Won’t Let Transgender People Serve in the Military

He said he couldn’t “accept or allow” it.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that transgender people will be banned from serving in the US military, marking a sharp reversal from the Pentagon’s decision last year to lift the longstanding ban. He announced the policy change on his Twitter account:

Trump has repeatedly claimed to be friendly to issues concerning the LGBT community. The Department of Defense has yet to issue a statement confirming Trump’s announcement. 

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