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Trump Restores Military Ban on Transgender People

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US President Donald Trump has signed a memo reinstating a ban on transgender people serving in the military, which was lifted under Barack Obama, BBC reports.

The memo also halts the use of government funds for sex-reassignment surgery for active personnel.

The ban, justified on grounds of cost and disruption, faces a legal challenge by transgender rights activists. Between 4,000 and 10,000 US active-duty and reserve service members are believed to be transgender.

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