The U.S. Military May Allow Transgender Service Members. Here Are Five Unresolved Issues
This week the U.S. government announced it may begin allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military, possibly early next year. This is another positive development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, and it comes nearly four years after the U.S. military lifted a ban on openly LGBT service members. The U.S. would join 18 nations—including Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—that allow transgender people to serve in the military.