Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Transgender Policy Won’T Change Yet : The 2-Manner : Npr

“I know there are questions about yesterday’s announcement on the transgender policy by the President,” Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said in a statement.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Transgender Policy Won’t Change YetEnlarge this image toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Jim Watson/AFP/Getty ImagesThe nation’s highest-ranking military officer said Thursday that the Defense Department was making “no modifications” to current policy regarding transgender service members until President Trump gives more direction.
“The statement comes a day after the president tweeted what is apparently a new policy: No transgender people in the military.
“That policy would reverse an Obama-era policy from June 2016, when then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that transgender people could serve openly in the armed forces.
How Trump intends to implement his new policy is an open question, given that there are already transgender people openly serving in the military.

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