Tag: Ash-Carter

Archived: Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Troops

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carteron Thursday announced the militarywould no longer discriminate againsttransgender individuals. “Effective immediately, transgender Americans may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender,” Carter said during a press conference at the Pentagon. “This is the…

Archived: Obama Names First Openly Gay Civilian To Lead Army

President Barack Obama on Friday announced he is nominating Eric Fanning to be the next Secretary of the Army, which, if confirmed by the Senate, will make Fanning the first openly gay person to serve in the Army’s highest civilian role. The historic move, which comes almost exactly four years…