Trans troops return to era of 'don't ask, don't tell' as Trump policy takes effect

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Openly transgender people now banned from serving in the military as LGBT groups denounce ‘shameful’ rule

The US military is returning to the era of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policies, after new rules that ban transgender people from serving came into effect on Friday.

The new policy bars military members who have transitioned or are openly trans from enlisting after Friday, while troops who come out as trans while serving after that day will be discharged.It forces trans soldiers to hide their identity or lose their job and will result in increased stigma and mental health issues, said troops and LGBT groups.

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