According to the Associated Press, the Pentagon is preparing to lift the ban on transgender individuals serving in the United States Military.
Pentagon officials are in the final stages of preparing to lift the ban on transgender individuals serving in the United States Military, the Associated Press reported Monday.
Senior U.S. officials told AP that when the ban is lifted, they will be formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.
A transgender person is one who identifies with a different gender than the one he or she was born with, who sometimes take hormones or undergo surgeries to take on the physical characteristics of the gender with which they better identify.
Once the Pentagon makes the announcement sometime this week, the various military branches will have six months to work out the details of how the policy change will affect their operations.