Press release July 13, 2015
United States: Transgender Persons to Serve Openly in Military
The United States Pentagon has announced that it will allow transgender people to serve openly in the U.S. military beginning in 2016.
In response to the Pentagon’s announcement that it will allow transgender people to serve openly in the U.S. military beginning in 2016, Freedom House issued the following statement:
“The United States will be setting a good example for other nations by removing discriminatory rules against transgender people serving opening in the military,” said Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president. “Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals already openly serve in the U.S. military, a right that should also extend to transgender people in all work places.”