Transcript for Trump's transgender policy to take effect
The Pentagon's new policy that places limits on military service for transgender individuals now in affect one of our national institutions. We'll be turning back the clock. On equality shutting its doors. To people are already proven their ability to do the job. The policy largely requires service members in those wishing to join the military to adhere to the standards associated with their biological sex additionally transgender individuals already receiving hormones or surgery related to gender transition. Are now banned from joining the military the president tweeting about the proposed ban nearly two years ago that a very confusing issue for the military. And I think I'm doing the military great favor democratic lawmakers rallying in Washington earlier this week showing their support for transgender service members. The president continues to exploit fear bigotry and the transgender military and it's just another example of a three. Who policies exempt from the policies those already openly serving those who have initiated the process of transition. For receded tendered his four. Where I initially was planning says you know spend several months probably. You know really just taking my time in figuring out what I wanted to do in figuring out my identity. Suddenly turned into this crazy race where I was really just doing everything I could to get the diagnosis done in time. A federal judge lifted the final injunction on the dam last month however for outstanding lawsuits will proceed with the plaintiffs arguing the ban is unconstitutional. Mark Graham Allard ABC news New York.
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