Pentagon Will Reportedly Issue Transgender Troop Policy By Wednesday

After months of legal fights, the Pentagon is reportedly almost ready to issue its new policy on transgender troops.
Posted at 7:16 PM, Feb 19, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will reportedly announce the military's new policy on transgender troops by Wednesday.

The Obama administration officially allowed transgender troops to serve openly in 2016, but President Donald Trump tweeted in July he'd reverse that move. Those tweets set off six months of legal fights.

We don't know what the Pentagon's new policy will be, but based on a statement by a judge earlier this month, it seems likely to continue some sort of ban.

Justice Department lawyers reportedly told that judge they couldn't comply with a ruling against the so-called "trans ban" because they'd be "defending" a new policy soon.