Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in any capacity, reversing a policy put in place by Barack Obama a year ago. The US president tweeted: “After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow … transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military.” Read more here.
Below, statements and assesments on the measure.
Trump’s Transgender Crisis– by Jack Halberstam
7 things you need to know about the trans military ban – by L’lerret Ailith
White House Sanctions Anti-Trans Dehumanization and Discrimination – Positive Women’s Network
Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members May Not Be Legal – Mother Jones
Transgender troops: A presidential tweet is not an order – Associated Press
President Trump’s Despicable Move to Bar Transgender People From Military Service – Human Rights Watch
Meet The Trans Scholar Fighting Against The Campaign For Out Trans Military Service – Buzz Feed (september 2013)