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Washington DC just lifted the ban on transgender soldiers in the military


A year following the Supreme Court ruling same-sex marriage as a legal right, the LGBTIA+ community got another long-fought-for win. The Pentagon has lifted its ban on transgender troops.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter addressed the press, announcing the change.

Carter said that the ban would be lifted right away, and people who want to--and who are qualified to--serve should be able to.

The news has excited many, including those who want to or are currently serving.

But it is also a controversial decision that has led to many complaints, but also many questions about how can this realistically be implemented.

The news is coming at the same time at the Marine Corp. has also announced that it will eliminate the word "man" from 19 positions making them gender neutral.

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Washington DC just lifted the ban on transgender soldiers in the military

Allison Hollender

Allison is originally from Fresno, California, but made her way to the beautiful Central Coast, where she is a student at UC Santa Cruz, earning a degree in both history and politics, working as a reporter for City on a Hill Press, and guzzling gallons of coffee. She is a lover of television and all things Amy Poehler. Follow her embarrassing attempts at jokes on Twitter @alleyrenee16.

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