Democrats Ask Jim Mattis To Move Forward With Plan For Transgender Enlistment

Democrats ask Jim Mattis to move forward with plan for transgender enlistment

More than a dozen Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Jared Huffman of California, have sent a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urging him to move forward with a policy that could start Saturday that allows transgender people to enlist.”We strongly encourage you to deny the request of a six-month delay in transgender policy implementation,” the members wrote. “Throughout our nation’s history, the Department of Defense has benefited from diversity and equal opportunity programs and policies, which support recruitment, retention and promotion. There are thousands of transgender individuals in our military today. There should be no further delay in …

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