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U.S. to allow transgenders to serve openly in military

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美 '성전환자' 군복무 허용한다 The Pentagon has lifted the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. In a news conference, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter noted the armed services "don't want barriers unrelated to a person's qualifications to serve". He added the Defense Department and the military need to make use of all talent possible in order to maintain the highest level of military capacity. With the lifting of the ban, new policies affecting recruiting, medical care, housing and uniforms will be implemented. The RAND Corporation says there are an estimated two-and-a-half thousand transgender people among the one-point-three million active service members in the U.S. military. About 65 service members seek to make a gender transition each year. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld