No Change to Transgender Policy

Headline Roundup July 27th, 2017

The top military official in the United States, Joseph Dunford, has announced he will not carry out Trump's ban on transgender troops as directed on the president's Twitter. According to Dunford, there will be "no modifications to current policy" until official guidance has been given to the Secretary of Defense and proper implementation procedures put in place.

No Change to Transgender Policy

From the Left
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On Thursday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford informed the military that the Pentagon would not implement a ban on transgender troops “until the President's direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary has issued implementation guidance.” Until that point, Dunford wrote, there “will be no modifications to the current policy,” and “we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect.”

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From the Center
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The United States' top general told the military on Thursday there had been no change yet to Pentagon policy on transgender personnel, after President Donald Trump's announcement of his plans to ban them appeared to catch senior officers by surprise.

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From the Right
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The Department of Defense declared Thursday there will be “no modifications to the current policy” on transgender service members for now, a day after President Trump issued a surprise three-tweet directive banning those troops from the military.

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