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White House guidelines to transgender ban in the military
Six months, in order to implement fully the prohibition; Doug McKelway reports
The defense Ministry plans to allow transgender people to win in the military from Jan. 1, the Pentagon-confirmed officials, Fox News on Monday, after a Federal court the military to do as ordered, despite the opposition of President Trump.
The President, in the course of the summer, announced via Twitter that a ban on transgender servicemembers. But the policy has since been challenged in the courts, and a Federal judge last month, said the U.S. military must accept that you are as of Jan. 1.
The new policy is an expression of the growing legal pressure on the issue and the difficult hurdles the Federal government would have to cross in order to enforce, Trump demand.
Potential transgenders have to overcome and the recruits, a lengthy and rigorous set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, though difficult, for them to join the armed forces.
Maj. David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman, says that the registration of the transgender recruits start Jan. 1 and go in the middle of legal disputes. The Ministry of defence is also investigating the Problem.
Eastburn told The Associated Press on Monday that the new guidelines mean, the Pentagon can disqualify potential recruits with gender dysphoria, a history of the medical treatments related to gender transition, and those who underwent a reconstruction However, such recruits are only allowed if a medical provider certifies that you have been clinically stable in the preferred sex for 18 months and are free of significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas.
Transgender people, hormonal therapy must be stable on their medication for a period of 18 months.
In the last year, then-Secretary of defense, Ash Carter, the prohibition of transgender service members ended, so that you can serve openly in the military. He said that within 12 months — until July 2017 — transgender people would also be able to.
Trump, however, tweeted in July that the Federal government “will not accept or allow” to serve transgender troops “in any capacity” in the military. A month later, he issued a formal order for the Pentagon to say to extend the ban. He gave the Department six months to determine what to do about this currently.
Trump, the decision was quickly challenged in court, and two U.S. district court judges have already ruled against the ban. To allow part of the decision required the government to attract transgender people, beginning Jan. 1.
The government had asked that the Jan. 1 request to be put on hold while the appeal continued. The Pentagon’s move Monday signaled the growing sense within the government, the authorities are likely to lose the legal battle.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.