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Transgender Order Muddles Fate of Those on Duty

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by Roberts Burns

WASHINGTON — President Trump may have left open the possibility of allowing some transgender individuals already in uniform to remain in the military.

Trump has directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military. But he has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis authority to decide the matter of openly transgender individuals already serving.

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