Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Goes into Effect

HeadlineApr 16, 2019

The American Medical Association is blasting the Trump administration for banning transgender soldiers from serving in the U.S. military, calling the prohibition “medically deficient.” The trans ban, which was first announced by President Trump in a July 2017 tweet, formally went into effect on Friday. In a statement, the AMA wrote, “Sexual orientation and gender identity are not psychological or medical disorders. The estimated 14,700 transgender military personnel are qualified and willing to serve. Rather than stigmatizing and banning these patriots, DoD should let them serve.”

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