Most Trans People Will Be Banned Under New Pentagon Guidelines
The Department of Defense has issued a memo, signed by Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist, that details new rules which will largely limit transgender people serving in the U.S. military.
The policy will go into effect on April 12.
Currently serving trans troop members, and trans recruits who have signed an enlistment contract before April 12, will be allowed to continue with hormone treatment and planned gender transition if they already have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
After April 12, the military will not accept new recruits who have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, or are taking hormones, or are planning to transition.
There are some limited exceptions to the ban.
Trans people with gender dysphoria who enter a contract to enlist before April 12, and are certified by