Within the next few days, the White House is expected to inform the Pentagon on how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military. Defense Secretary Mattis reportedly has 6 months to fully implement the ban.
The Defense Department has also been directed to deny admittance to transgender individuals and to “immediately stop spending on medical treatment regimens for those currently serving.”
Mattis is expected to consider “deployability”; meaning the ability to serve in a war zone, participate in exercises or live for months on a ship, as the main legal reason to separate transgender people and the military.
US President Trump said that the US government “will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the military.”
Published by The War Files