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President Trump announced in a series of Tweets Wednesday that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the military "in any capacity."
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Jan 12, 2018

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WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump announced in a series of Tweets Wednesday that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the military "in any capacity."

"After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," the president wrote in three separate posts, as reported by The New York Times. "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you."

The Pentagon seemed blindsided by the announcement and referred reporters' questions to the White House.

A study conducted by the RAND Corporation last year found that allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military would have little impact on costs or readiness. About 2,500 of the 1.3 currently serving active-duty members are transgender.

Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, welcomed the president's announcement.

"I applaud President Trump for keeping his promise to return to military priorities and not continue the social experimentation of the Obama era that has crippled our nation's military," Perkins said in a statement.

Advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, expressed outrage at Trump's ban and some vowed to sue.

"The thousands of transgender service members serving on the front lines for this country deserve better than a commander in chief who rejects their basic humanity," said Joshua Block, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU's LGBT & HIV Project, in the Times report.