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President Joe Biden reportedly set to lift Pentagon ban on transgender people serving in the US military

Added 01-25-21 09:17:02am EST - “Move said to come as early as Monday” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “President Joe Biden reportedly set to lift Pentagon ban on transgender people serving in the US military”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Joe Biden is reportedly set to lift the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.

Multiple reports allege that Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Monday lifting the previous ban on transgender soldiers serving in the military.

In 2017, former President Donald Trump announced the ban, which reversed the Obama administration's order allowing transgender soldiers to serve in the military.

Following the announcement, Trump said, "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgenders in the military would entail."

According to a Sunday night report from ABC News, new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will reportedly be on hand at a Monday White House ceremony for the signing.

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