美国军方考虑允许变性者入伍 US Military Considers Lifting Ban on Transgender Personnel

美国军方将考虑允许变性者入伍,不过需要六个月的时间来研究这一问题。

美国国防部长卡特星期一下令实施这项研究。卡特表示“国防部有关变性军人的现行规章已经过时并导致不确定性,使指挥官们无法将精力集中在我们的核心使命上”。

卡特说,他将成立一个工作组,负责审议有关禁止变性者入伍的现行政策。但他表示,工作组在展开审议过程之前将设立一个前提,即变性者可以在不影响军队的效率和战备状态的情况下公开服役...

2011年,美国军方正式取消了“不问不说”政策。按照这项政策,同性恋者可以服役,但不能在军中公开自己的性取向。

The U.S. military will consider allowing transgender individuals to join, and there will be a six-month study into the issue.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ordered the review Monday, saying the "Defense Department's current regulations regarding transgender service members are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions."

Carter said he is creating a working group to review current policies banning transgender individuals. However, he said the group will begin the process with "the presumption that transgender persons can serve openly without adverse impact on military effectiveness and readiness..."

In 2011, the U.S. military formally ended its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that allowed gays to serve only if they did not reveal their sexual orientation.