Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:25 PM ET

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National Audio 4:25 PM ET

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NAT104 - (US-Trump-Military Transgender) WASHINGTON. x-15s. U-S President Donald Trump tweeted today he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U-S military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the president has been concerned about the Obama administration's decision to end the ban on openly transgender service. Sanders says the transgender ban has nothing to do with politics. ("..for the military.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Transgender service members have been able to serve openly in the military since last year, when former Defence Secretary Ash Carter ended the ban. Since last October 1st, they have been able to receive medical care and start formally changing their gender identifications in the Pentagon's personnel system. …

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