Jan 26, 2021
Raleigh LGBT communities say Biden’s reversal of military transgender ban is a huge win
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday reversing the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.
“What I’m doing is enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform,” said President Biden.
The order offers protections to the thousands of transgender service members, such as preventing service members from being discharged or denied reenlistment for their gender identity.
Local advocates say it’s a step in the right direction.