US gets rid of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, but transgendered people still banned from military service

The United States Senate voted on Saturday to get rid of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law. The law meant that non-heterosexual members of the US military could be discharged if they revealed their sexual preferences. The US House of Representatives had already voted last week to get rid of the law, meaning it will now go to President Obama who has said he will give his final approval to removing the law. However the law will remain in force until the President, Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify the policies required to bring in the change will not harm the US military.

The US National Center for Transgender Equality noted last month that getting rid Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will have no effect on transgendered members of the US military, who may still be discharged if they reveal their gender identity.

Denny Meyer of the Transgender American Veterans’ Association, American Veterans for Equal Rights and gaymilitarysignal.com told 4ZZZ News about the situation for transgendered members of the military in the USA. Click on the player below to hear what he said:

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