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Trans troop ban protested


Photo: Steven Underhill
Photo: Steven Underhill  

Several hundred people gathered in the Castro last Wednesday evening to protest President Donald Trump's announcement that he was banning transgender people from serving in the military. The July 26 directive, made in a series of tweets, caught most of Washington off guard. A day later, Pentagon officials said that transgender people can continue to serve in the military for now, until the president sends new rules to the Defense Department and the secretary of defense issues new guidelines.

 

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