Trump announces US military ban on transgender individuals

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to ban transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces.

The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that he was delaying enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender individuals to join the US military.

 


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