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Trump signs memo banning transgender people from joining military
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Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for civil rights that will promote inequality in the armed forces . (article 3)

Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend a ban on transgender individuals joining the military but gave the Pentagon the authority to decide the future of openly transgender people already serving . (article 3)

" It's going to create this situation where there is a complete inequality in how transgender troops are treated said Sims who is based in Germany and is taking pills to prepare for her transition surgery . (article 3)

That is not the military's problem, said Elaine Donnelly which has opposed allowing transgender people to serve . (article 3)

The government "will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military he tweeted, contending that their service entailed" tremendous medical costs and disruption . (article 3)

It would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to discharge thousands of transgender personnel, according to a study released this month by the Palm Center, an independent research institute . (article 3)

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  • Story keywords
    Transgender, military, Pentagon, TRUMP, openly

    Source articles
    1. Trump bans transgender recruits from military (, 08/25/2017, 448 words)
    2. ABC News (, 08/25/2017, 533 words)
    3. Trump directive sparks criticism among transgender troops (, 08/26/2017, 1076 words)
    4. Military transgender ban to begin within 6 months, memo says (, 08/24/2017, 656 words)
    5. Trump signs memo banning transgender people from joining military (, 08/25/2017, 154 words)
    6. Trump’s transgender ban is based on hate (, 08/24/2017, 634 words)

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