Army officers have had a coverage in place for “processing transgender candidates for army service” since Dec. eight, a brand new memorandum exhibits.
The doc, made public by attorneys difficult the ban on Tuesday night time, comes because the Justice Division continues to combat in court docket to place off a Jan. 1 deadline for the Pentagon to start out permitting transgender army recruits.
The memorandum, signed by Navy Capt. David Kemp, was submitted on Tuesday night time as an exhibit in one of many pending instances difficult President Trump’s army ban.
The coverage applies to all United States Army Entrance Processing Command personnel and actions, per the memo.
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