Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military

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President Joe Biden meets with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Vice President Kamala Harris, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Jan 25, 2021 9:45 AM By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military. The new order, which Biden signed in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office. It immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity. “What I’m doing is enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform,” Biden said as he signed the order. “America is stronger, at home and around the world, when it is inclusive. The m
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