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Pentagon Plans to Lift Ban on Transgender Troops

The U.S. Defense Department plans to repeal its ban on transgender service members, ending a year of contentious internal debate about how they can serve openly. The decision is expected to be announced July 1, USA Today reported Friday, citing a senior Pentagon official who spoke on condition of anonymity. A Pentagon press officer emailed VOA a statement Saturday saying that, "while the DoD anticipates completing our policy on transgender service members in the coming weeks, no date...

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