Trump's transgender ban halted by Defense Secretary General Mattis

Trump's transgender ban halted by Defense Secretary General MattisTransgender Americans will be able to continue serving in the military while the Department of Defense reviews Donald Trump’s order to ban them, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said. In a statement, Mr Mattis said he was convening a panel of experts to examine the implications of prohibiting transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces, seeking to determine “what is best for the military’s combat effectiveness leading to victory on the battlefield”. “In the interim, current policy with respect to currently serving members will remain in place”, Mr Mattis said.



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