Transgender Pride Flag on military uniform

Can Transgender People Join the Military?

Legal Assistant Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

In April 2019, President Trump signed an order banning transgender people from joining the military. The controversial policy not only barred transgender troops from serving in the nation’s defense forces; it also blocked the use of Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) resources to fund surgical procedures related to sex reassignment. Fast-forward to January 2021, when …