The Trump administration's policy prohibiting most transgender individuals from entering the military went into effect Friday, following a court ruling last month that removed the final barriers to enforcement. The new policy comes nearly two years after President Donald Trump announced via Twitter his plan to ban transgender troops. During a briefing with reporters, Pentagon officials said that the new policy grandfathers in transgender troops and those diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and any person with the diagnosis already under contract to enter the military. Those members fall under a more permissive policy created under then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter in 2016, and they will not be kicked out. Read more on Military.com.
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