A Transgender Marine Comes Out, Tests Military's New Policy
Submitted by: trimble⚫ 7 months ago in
I'll probably get shit by the usual suspect for asking this, but... With the forthcoming administration about to take over the White House, will this new policy -- the transgender policy (as outlined here by the Department of Defense itself) stand?
An excerpt from CNN:
The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native is utilizing the military's recently adopted "gender transition process," which took effect October 1. The policy, put in place after the Pentagon lifted the ban a few months earlier on transgender people serving, sets guidelines for troops who are transitioning to access healthcare. After Wixson completes his treatment plan, his name and gender will change in the Department of Defense database, and he can start dressing like a man and using male facilities.
The policy is part of the Pentagon's latest effort to make the military more inclusive, which top military leaders acknowledge is a work in progress. LGBT advocates applauded the military for taking the step but are waiting to see how the policy is fully implemented.