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Trump moves to bar transgender Americans from serving 'in any capacity' in the military

Trump moves to bar transgender Americans from serving 'in any capacity' in the military

President Trump moved Wednesday to restore gender-based discrimination at the Pentagon, saying transgender people will be prohibited from serving “in any capacity” in the military, a shift that could affect thousands of Americans now in uniform and others hoping to serve.

In three posts on Twitter, Trump said the Pentagon “will not accept or allow” transgender people to serve, reversing an Obama administration policy imposed last summer to make the armed forces more inclusive and adding a high degree of uncertainty to military recruitment and retention rules.

The Pentagon keeps no figures on transgender personnel in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Outside groups...

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