President Donald Trump announced
Wednesday that transgender people may
not serve “in any capacity” in the US military,
citing the “tremendous medical costs and
disruption” their presence would cause.
In late June, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis had
delayed for six months a plan put in place
under Barack Obama’s administration to
start accepting transgender recruits.
An estimated 2,500 to 7,000 transgender
people are among the 1.3 million active duty