More Positive Momentum for Trans* Troops

Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's statement in May that he's willing to review the US military's policy on out transgender servicemembers, and three retired US generals speaking out in August on behalf of letting out transgender servicemembers serve, and the ACLU's summit on trans* service in October, and Army Board for Correction of Military Records' decision earlier this month to allow trans* veterans to change their names on their Release or Discharge from Active Duty docs, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, the top official in the US Air Force has spoken out in support of allowing trans* servicemembers to openly serve:
James said that the military is preparing to reassess its policies against including trans staff and soldiers in the nation's war machine.

James said in an interview with USA Today, "Times change."

The ban on trans troops, she said, "is likely to come under review in the next year or so, so I think we should stand by."

"From my point of view, anyone who is capable of accomplishing the job should be able to serve," James concluded.
Simple. Direct. To the point. Right on.

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