Report: White House sets guidelines for Trump’s military transgender ban

Source: CBS News

“The Trump administration is set to send expanded guidance to the Pentagon in the coming days on how to implement its new ban on transgender people serving in the military, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new directives would allow for Defense Secretary James Mattis to consider a service member’s ability to deploy in deciding whether to remove them from the military or not. The Journal, citing U.S. officials familiar with a White House memo, says the document also directs the Pentagon to deny admittance to transgender individuals and to stop spending on medical treatment regimens for those currently serving.” (08/24/17)