President Donald J. Trump's administration is refusing to acknowledge the gender identity of transgender military members. The administration has recommended the Pentagon require transgender people to serve with the gender associated to the sexual anatomy they were born with.
After pressure from Religious Right groups, Trump in July tweeted that "the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military."
In October, a federal court deemed the transgender military ban unconstitutional because it represented a "disapproval of transgender people generally."
The Pentagon announced a new policy in March that could...