Trans troops say transitions made them stronger in first congressional testimony

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Pentagon officials defend Trump administration push to ban transgender troops as Democrats condemn ‘self-defeating’ effort

Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defended the Trump administration’s desire to bar people like them from enlisting in the future.

Army Capt Alivia Stehlik, an infantry officer and graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, and Ranger School, told lawmakers she became a more “effective soldier” after she transitioned from male to female in 2017.

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