BREAKING: Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

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This just broke a few minutes ago on both CNN and the Washington Post:

The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday. Carter says it’s the right thing to do. He says only a person’s qualifications should matter, and that there should be no other unrelated barriers to service.

There are a few more bit on the Washington Post, but this is the gist of it.

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