Troop Ban Lifted

2018 brings the end of the long-time ban on transgender troops in the military.

As of January first, openly transgender people can enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. The main requirement is certification from a medical provider, verifying the individual must have gone 18 months without “clinically significant distress or impairment.” Supporters say it’s a landmark moment for American equality and will deliver a much-needed boost in enrollment. In mid-2017, the White House unsuccessfully…