WASHINGTON (AP) — The White Home has obtained a memo from Protection Secretary Jim Mattis making suggestions for coping with transgender people serving within the navy.
Trump gave Mattis six months to develop proposals for transgender people presently serving. Officers are usually not revealing Mattis’ suggestions to the president. The Pentagon despatched the memo to President Donald Trump by courier Friday. That from principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah.
Trump caught the Pentagon’s management off guard in a 2017 tweet when he declared he would reverse an Obama-era plan to permit transgender people to serve overtly within the navy. However that pronouncement has been blocked by a number of authorized challenges, and the Pentagon started permitting transgender recruits to hunt enlistment on Jan. 1. It’s not clear if any have really been permitted for enlistment.