Biden to allow transgender people to openly serve in U.S. military

by Laura Mize · Jan 21st, 2021 1:58 pm

Last Updated Jan 22nd, 2021 at 7:29 pm

The Biden administration will work soon to allow people who identify as transgender to openly serve in the U.S. military, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement Wednesday.

During his campaign for the presidency, Joe Biden promised to repeal a policy enacted by then-President Donald Trump that prevented people who planned to seek sex-change medical treatments from joining the military and mandated that existing armed forces members who declared themselves to be transgender after the policy was enacted to serve as their biological sex.

Psaki said Biden's administration will address the matter in "additional executive actions" planned for "the coming days and weeks."

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