The US Department of Defense has approved new rules for the admission of transgender people to serve in the US Armed Forces, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters.
He stressed that the innovations are aimed at restoring the policy adopted by the Pentagon in 2016 regarding the transgender service.
“The Secretary of Defense US Lloyd Austin is convinced that the entry into the ranks of the Armed Forces of any Americans who meet the high standards of military service is only good for them [the Armed Forces],” he said at a briefing on Wednesday, March 31, which was broadcast on Twitter by the Defense Department.
In 2016, Barack Obama, who at that time led the United States, allowed transgender people to openly enlist in the Armed Forces and receive the necessary medical care.
However, the next president, Donald Trump, reversed this decision in July 2017. And then, due to the blocking of the decision by the courts of four states, issued another memorandum of prohibition in 2018.
On January 25, the current President of the United States, Joe Biden, signed a decree canceling the restrictions imposed by the previous administration.