US military to lift transgender ban: media

The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops, another major milestone for America's vast military, which up until five years ago still banned gay troops from openly discussing their sexualityThe Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday. Currently, Pentagon rules allow transgender troops to be discharged from the military. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last year ordered all military roles — including combat positions — to be opened to women.

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