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President Joe Biden Repeals Military Ban For Transgender People: 'America Is Stronger When It Is Inclusive'

President Joe Biden Repeals Military Ban For Transgender People: 'America Is Stronger When It Is Inclusive'

President Joe Biden has officially taken action on the Trump Administration’s transgender ban, which prohibited people from enlisting and serving in the military.

The 78-year-old Commander in Chief announced that he has repealed the ban.

“President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity,” a White House statement shared to press stated.

It continues, “This question of how to enable all qualified Americans to serve in the military is easily answered by recognizing our core values. America is stronger, at home and around the world, when it is inclusive. The military is no exception.

“Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the military and better for the country because an inclusive force is a more effective force.”

Recently sworn in Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin supports the decision of repealing the ban.

“I truly believe … that if you’re fit and you’re qualified to serve and you can maintain the standards, you should be allowed to serve,” he shared just last week. “And you can expect that I will support that throughout.”

Since being sworn in as President, Mr. Biden has put a pandemic plan back in place, unveiled his plans to help small businesses across the country and also taken steps to rejoin the Paris Agreement, which the previous administration had pulled out of.

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