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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.
Senior U.S. officials say an announcement is expected this week. They say the military would have six months to determine the impact and work out details, with the presumption that they would end one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.
The officials say that during the transition, transgender individuals would still not be able to join the military. Decisions to force out those already serving would have to be referred to a top Defense Department leader.
Several officials familiar with the planning spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issue before the details have been worked out.
originally posted by: Puppylove
Seeing as men and women aren't really allowed to fill the exact same positions, I know women are more restricted than men. I wonder if male to female will follow the female restrictions, and if female to male will be allowed to serve fully as a male.
Since currently only men can be drafted last I heard, I wonder if male to females are exempt, and do female to males then become draftable...
originally posted by: galaga
But they shower together.