Overseas Network, Jan. 22 (CNN) reported that the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (22) approved the Trump Administrations request to ban transgender men from serving in the military, allowing them to begin the implementation of the military ban.
It is reported that the policy of allowing transgender people to serve in the army was announced during the Obama period, but Trump intentionally reversed it when he came to power. In July 2017, Trump announced for the first time through Twitter that transgender service would be banned. Trump tweeted that huge medical costs and chaos would drag down the army and would therefore prohibit cross-gender soldiers from joining the army.
However, the ban was vetoed by the United States Federal Court. In December 2017, the U.S. Federal Court rejected Trumps application for a ban on cross-gender service and declared that cross-gender service would be normal from January 1, 2018. The U.S. Department of Defense subsequently announced its acceptance of the ruling.
According to data provided by the federal government in 2016, about 8,980 servicemen were identified as transgender, the report said.
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Han Jiapeng_NN9841