05/02/2014 01:25 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Pentagon Ban On Transgender Service: There's No Good Reason To Exclude Trans Troops

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In the waning years of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the Pentagon stopped bothering to defend the ban on openly gay service. Spokespeople either blamed Congress for forcing them to fire badly needed service members during wartime or simply uttered platitudes about treating all those in uniform with respect and dignity.

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