Trump bans transgender people from military despite bipartisan criticism
President Trump tweets out a new policy just weeks after Defense Secretary Mattis ordered a six month review.
Gay rights activists and Obama Administration officials have begun discussing a plan to speed up the repeal of Don\’t ask, Don\’t Tell, while giving the Pentagon years to implement new policies. Implementation of policy for gays serving openly would still require the approval of President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. How long implementation might take is unknown.