President Donald Trump on Wednesday said transgender people will be barred from serving in the U.S. military, writing on Twitter that such service would cause “disruption” and burden the U.S. with “tremendous medical costs.” Current Department of Defense policy allows for transgender service members to serve openly and says “they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military solely for being transgender individuals.” … Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized the decision in a tweet Wednesday, writing that “Every patriotic American who is qualified to serve in our military should be able to serve. Full stop.” … There are an estimated 15,500 transgender people serving in the military, according to a 2014 report from the Palm Center research institute.
Source: Drudge Report

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