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It’s official: 45 bans transgender people from military

WASHINGTON — 45 has signed a directive banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military.

Politico reported that directive gives Defense Secretary Jim Mattis until Feb. 21, 2018, to submit a plan. It also leaves decision of whether to remove current transgender troops to Mattis. The order was sent to the Defense and Homeland Security departments. It does bar the military from recruiting transgender people and bars the military from paying for gender reassignment surgery for servicemembers.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White Friday confirmed in a statement to Politico that the department had received the guidance but provided no further details.