Military Will Look to Lift Ban on Transgender Service Members

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I am truly amazed  how rapidly the transgender movement is advancing.

Being a child of the sixties, I have seen the gay movement grow baby steps over the last 40 years. But now, since the transgender movement was really brought into the public eye in the last 5-10  years, it’s  really making some leaps and bounds and the public is accepting, as they should be.

Under Pentagon approval, national security WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning is set to start undergoing sex change treatments in military prison, officials said.

The transgender ex-intelligence analyst will begin receiving early-stage gender reassignment treatments at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where she’s serving 35 years for leaking a trove of sensitive state secrets to the whistleblower site.

Manning’s request for the treatments was the first ever by a military inmate.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in May that he is open to reviewing the military’s ban on transgender service members.