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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Military Transgender Ban
This is a major change for DoD, which has been subject to a series of executive orders regarding inclusion of homosexuals, transgender persons, and other gender-related civil rights initiatives. Whether this means a more limited role for DoD as a mechanism for orchestrating social change on gender issues remains to be seen. But I would expect that SecDef Jim Mattis is taking a far more utilitarian view of the Armed Forces than his predecessor.