US Navy Grants Waiver Allowing Preferred Gender Service
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For the first time since the military enacted a transgender ban, the US Navy has granted a waiver allowing a transgender service member to serve “in their preferred gender.”
The prohibition, which came into effect last year, prohibits individuals diagnosed with a disorder called gender dysphoria from entering the army. According to the Human Rights Movement, which is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality in the US, the ban forbids transgender people from joining the military and prevents those already in the military from changing genders.
Online guidelines from the Defense Department suggest transgender people can participate, but only if they follow the sex requirements that were assigned to them at birth. The Defense Department may issue exemptions to that requirement. The distress caused by the difference between a person’s body and their gender identity is known as gender dysphoria. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association added the concept to its medical manual to differentiate between the transgender diagnosis and the signs of anxiety over being transgender.
President Donald Trump to Reinstate the Ban
In 2017, via Twitter, President Donald Trump revealed that he would reinstate the ban. It is repealing an Obama-era policy still under final review. This is at the time which would have allowed transgender people to serve in the military openly. The step came as a shock to military leaders, with the Joint Staff Chiefs. It includes then-Chairman General Joseph Dunford, unaware of Trump’s intentions. It is to tweet the strategy at the time, three U.S. defence officials told CNN.
Despite Trump’s announcement, a federal judge ruled that the military. It had to accept transgender recruits and in February 2018. The Pentagon confirmed that the first transgender person had signed a contract to join the US military. But the proposal later formally publishes in 2018 by then-Defense Secretary James Mattis. The Supreme Court enabled the ban to take effect last year. In June, the Democrat-controlled House voted. This is to prohibit the Pentagon from ever using funds to implement the ban.
The earlier Rand Corporation report requested by the Obama Defense Department. It finds that authorizing transgender people to serve in the military. It will have a “minimal effect” on the cost of training and health care, primarily due to so few.