New U.S. Transgender Military Policy Takes Effect

The new U.S. transgender military policy takes effect, which outlines specific limitations to transgenders serving in the armed forces.

The policy takes effect Friday prohibiting those who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria or who have undergone hormone treatments or surgery to change genders from serving in the U.S. military.

Navy officials have clarified this policy does not affect those off-duty as long as service members adhere to the standards while in uniform.

Military experts have argued the new rules were put into force to enhance military readiness.

The new policy took effect around two years after President Trump announced the move on twitter.

Transgender service members already in the U.S. military prior to Friday are not affected by the new implementation.

Reports claim there are around 9,000 transgender individuals in the U.S. military.

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