June 2016: U.S. Military Opens its Ranks to Transgenders
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of June 2016.
1. Shooting on UCLA Campus 2. Paul Ryan Endorses Trump 3. Stanford Swimmer Sentenced 4. Muhammad Ali, 74 5. Hillary Clinton Presumptive Democratic Nominee 6. Gordie Howe, 88 7. Gawker Media Declares Bankruptcy 8. Terror in Orlando Nightclub 9. Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup 10. Hamilton at the Tony Awards 11. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn 12. Tragedy in Disney World 13. Dustin Johnson Wins U.S. Open 14. Cavaliers Win NBA Championship 15. Corey Lewandowski Leaves Trump Campaign 16. Gun Control Measures Fail 17. Healthcare Bust 18. Ben Simmons #1 Draft Pick 19. Second Officer Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case 20. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action 21. Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Law 22. Winningest Coach Pat Summitt Dies 22. Military Opens Ranks to Transgenders
- U.S. Military Opens its Ranks to Transgenders
- On Thursday June 30, 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces at a news conference that transgender individuals will now be allowed to serve openly in the military. He announces that the new policy will begin on October 1, 2016. Transgenders already serving in the military will be able to come out, and also receive proper medical care. Within the next year, transgendered people will be able to enlist in the military as long as they have been living as their new gender for over a year.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon