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Pentagon Agrees to 6-month Delay for Transgender Enlistments

Defense Secretary James Mattis has agreed to a request from military service chiefs for a six-month delay in allowing openly transgender people to enlist into the U.S. armed forces. Dana White, a Pentagon spokesperson, said Mattis on Friday “approved a recommendation by the services to defer accessing transgender applicants into the military until Jan. 1,

ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Aerial photo of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virgina on September 26, 2003.  (Photo by Andy Dunaway/USAF via Getty Images)

Pentagon issues handbook to help trans troops and commanders with transitions

A new handbook has been issued by the Pentagon to help service members and commanders deal with situations involving transgender troops. The handbook was issued in order to “assist” trans service members, as well as commanders, reports the Hill. It comes as the US earlier this year lifted its ban on trans military service members

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Pentagon to lift ban on transgender soldiers

The Pentagon will end a ban on transgender troops within the next year, according to reports. A draft memo from The Pentagon has revealed that the United States government plan to lift the ban on transgender troops by May 27, 2016, reports USA Today. The Pentagon has come under increasing pressure to amend regulations and