Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden on Monday overturned Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, saying “all Americans” qualified to serve should be able to do so. Biden’s new policy was set in an executive order he signed at the White House, the latest in a string of directives aimed at reversing Trump-era policies. “What I’m doing is enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform,” Biden said. “Transgender personnel, if qualified in every other way, can serve their government in the United States military.” The move undoes former president …

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