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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Tuesday that transgender troops in the military would be allowed to continue serving pending the results of a study. The announcement comes days after President Trump signed a memo barring transgender people from enlisting in the military while instructing Mattis to explore how to handle those currently serving in the armed forces. "Once the panel reports its recommendations and following my consultation with the secretary of Homeland Security, I will provide my advice to the president concerning implementation of his policy direction," Mattis said in the statement reported by multiple media outlets Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT"In the interim, current policy with respect... [Read More]
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