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Commission Charts Path for Open Transgender Military Service

By Justin Snow | Monday Sep 1, 2014
A new report finds the Pentagon could immediately open the armed services to transgender Americans.

Transgender Troop Ban Faces Scrutiny

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving.

Transgender vets want military access for own

Tuesday Jan 11, 2011
The "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy now heading toward history does not apply to transgender recruits, who are automatically disqualified as unfit for service. But the military’s long-standing posture on gender-identity has not prevented transgender citizens from signing up before they come out, or from obtaining psychological counseling, hormones and routine health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs once they return to civilian life.
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