The President of the United States, Donald Trump has announced a ban on the recruitment of transgender people into the US military.
Trump stated that the decision to opt for the ban was based on the “medical costs and disruption” that arises from allowing transgender individuals serve in the US military.
The President made the statement in a series of tweets today.
He wrote: “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 US 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.”