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Trump Issues New Memo Banning Most Transgender Troops

The new memo is in line with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' judgment.
Posted at 10:38 PM, Mar 23, 2018

President Donald Trump issued a new memo regarding transgender individuals serving in the military.

Released on Friday, Trump's new memo cancels out a similar one he wrote in August. The new memo is in line with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' judgment. 

It says, "Transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -- are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances."

A federal court blocked Trump's original ban on transgender service members in October.