Ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military now in affect, local reaction

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The transgender military ban is now a reality. The men and women who serve our country must adhere to their birth sex. This change comes nearly two years after President Trump tweeted that he wanted a transgender ban.

Part of the statement said the county “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption” of transgender issues.

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, there are roughly 15,000 transgender people in the military.

The San Diego LGBT Community Center held a news conference today in response to this federal policy.

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