The President of the United States Donald Trump made a rather controversial series of tweets this morning where he said: "The United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military."
Here are the tweets in question:
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......
....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....
....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you
It was President Obama's administration who decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military. And it was estimated in 2016 that 2,450 out of 1.2 million active service members are transgender.
We will update this story when more info becomes available.