Top Military Officer Says Transgender Policy Will Remain Unchanged For Now06:02
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President Trump walks into the Rose Garden on July 26, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President Trump walks into the Rose Garden on July 26, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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The nation's top military officer says U.S. policy on transgender people serving in the military will not change until the defense secretary gets policy direction from President Trump and determines how to implement it. Trump's announcement about a ban on transgender people serving in the military came the same day the Justice Department filed an amicus brief arguing that a federal civil rights law does not cover sexual orientation.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses with BuzzFeed News civil rights reporter Dominic Holden (@dominicholden).

This segment aired on July 27, 2017.

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