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US President Donald Trump issues an order banning "transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition" from the military. Pentagon spokesman Major David Eastburn says this announcement will have no immediate practical effect for the military which will continue to recruit and retain transgender people in accordance with current law.

Trump signs new transgender military ban

The policy scraps his blanket ban but bars those who have undergone gender transition from serving.

  1. BBC
  2. NBC News

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