Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the country’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military “continually should be reviewed.” Though Hagel did not explicitly state whether he thinks the policy should be eliminated, he did say that any person qualified to join the military should be allowed to do so.
Congress passed a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2010. Guaranteeing that transgender individuals can serve could be the next frontier of LGBTQ equal opportunity in the U.S. military.
Hagel’s remarks were applauded by LGBTQ advocacy groups, including the National Center for Transgender Equality.
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