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US Military Considers Lifting Ban on Transgender Personnel

The U.S. military will consider allowing transgender individuals to join, and there will be a six-month study into the issue. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ordered the review Monday, saying the "Defense Department's current regulations regarding transgender service members are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions."   Carter said he is creating a working group to review current policies banning transgender...

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