According to The New York Times, the country’s highest military officer said on Thursday that the military’s policy permitting transgender individuals to serve remains in place. This clarifies some of the confusion surrounding Trump’s tweeted announcement that transgender people will no longer be accepted or allowed in the military
In a letter to the military service chiefs, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the policy on who is allowed to serve will not change until the White House sends the Defense Department a rules change and the secretary of defense issues new guidelines. General Dunford said in the letter,
“In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect. As importantly, given the current fight and the challenges we face, we will all remain focused on accomplishing our assigned missions.”
Some good news –for now.
(via New York Times)