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Pentagon Delays Lifting Ban on Transgender Recruits by at Least Six Months

The country’s military leaders are getting an additional six months to determine whether they should continue to discriminate against transgender individuals who want to enlist in the armed forces. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that military chiefs will have more time to analyze whether the “readiness or lethality of our forces” would be affected by lifting the ban that prevents openly transgender individuals from enlisting.
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