The Pentagon lifted the ban on transgender service in the military. This was announced by the U.S. Secretary of defense ash Carter, reports Reuters.
He said that the decision takes effect immediately, and the U.S. military will be able to openly advertise their orientation and can’t be dismissed just because of their gender identity.
Carter also said that within 90 days will be released the guides for voenachalnika about how transgender people must undergo a medical examination. Within one year of the transgender will be allowed to join the armed forces, he added.
This decision cancels the actual one of the last barriers for the service in the us army, Reuters reports. In 2011 the ban was lifted on service for gays and lesbians.