CBS News reports:
The Biden administration is expected to repeal the ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military, multiple people informed of the decision told CBS News. The announcement is expected as soon as Monday, one senior Defense official and four outside advocates of repealing the ban told CBS News.
The senior Defense official told CBS News the repeal will be through executive order signed by President Joe Biden.
The announcement is expected to take place at a ceremony with newly-confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who will order the Pentagon to go back to the policy enacted in 2016 by former Defense Secretary Ash Carter that allowed transgender Americans to serve openly.
Biden expected to repeal Trump’s transgender military ban as soon as Monday. https://t.co/C1FnWSD6kh
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 24, 2021
Confirmed: Biden is set tomorrow morning to sign an executive order reversing Trump's transgender military ban, two LGBTQ advocates familiar with the WH plans tell me.https://t.co/tXBDIwFGGu
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) January 24, 2021