REPORT: New Rule for Transgender Troops: Stick to Your Birth Sex, or Leave

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BY TEAM DML / MARCH 13, 2019 /

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The Defense Department, after months of litigation and controversy over the issue, is establishing a new policy for transgender troops: They can enlist and serve, but only if they stick to their biological sex. No transitioning allowed.

The department issued a memorandum late Tuesday ordering the military to adopt the policy, which will take effect April 12. Under the new rules, troops and recruits can identify as transgender, but must use the uniforms, pronouns, and sleeping and bathroom facilities for their biological sex. They will not be allowed to serve if they have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, a disorder in which a person’s gender identity does not match their physical gender at birth.

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The policy exempts transgender troops who have already transitioned or have begun the medical process. Anyone who defies the regulations in the future would be forced out of uniform.

The Washington Examiner reports:

A memo obtained Tuesday by the Associated Press outlines how the ban will be put into effect, including discharging and denying enlistment to transgender individuals.

The memo says that a service member can be discharged when diagnosed with gender dysphoria if the person is “unable or unwilling to adhere to all applicable standards, including the standards associated with his or her biological sex, or seeks transition to another gender.”

The article goes on to state the following:

According to the Advocate, implementing the policy would include discharging about 13,700 members already serving. The AP notes that there are 14,700 service members who identify as transgender, but not all of them seek treatment.

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