"the Defense department says that transgender people may not enlist if they have undergone reassignment treatment, but that it is permissible for them to serve if they retain the gender they have been born with."
"the Ban does not apply to persons in the military who have already undergone reassignment treatment."
"an Estimated 15 000 people identify themselves as trans in the american military."
"the Decision comes after a decree by president Donald Trump issued last year. Already in 2017, wrote the president on Twitter that he didn't think transgender people would be allowed in the military and referred to the medical costs and the fact that transgender people would be a distraction."
"It was only in 2011 that military service was allowed for open homosexuals in the united states. 2016, which lifted president Barack Obama restrictions that prevented transgender people from rejoining."