The U.S. government intends to ban transgender people to serve in the American army, wrote on Wednesday, July 26, the head of the White house Donald trump on his page on the social network Twitter.
The President explained that the us army should focus on «decisive and final victory» and not in regard to the burden of a «huge medical costs and other disturbances» associated with the service of this category of population. He stressed that this decision was made after consultations with generals and military experts.
Recall that in 2014, transgender appealed to the Ministry of defense to allow them to openly serve in the army. They said that they are discriminated in contrast to the LGBT community, whose members in 2011 were granted permission.
In July 2016, the former head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter lifted the ban on transgender service in the military. According to the research center RAND Corporation, during that period in the US army, with 1.2 million people, served by about 2.450 of transgender people. After the restrictions were lifted, the transgender people who have already served in the us army, were able to seek medical help.