Naval Academy will bar transgender students in fall 2020 as Supreme Court gives go-ahead

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The US Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending, beginning with the 2020 school year.

The Defense Department on Monday confirmed the change, which follows a policy shift under the Trump Administration to bar people who are transgender from serving in the military.

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The 2018 policy from Defense Secretary James Mattis took effect Friday after the Supreme Court allowed the ban and dissolved court injunctions.

While the school in Annapolis, Maryland, currently accepts transgender students and retains midshipmen who transition to another gender, as of next year it will revert for new members.

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Spokeswoman Jessica Maxwell told the Capital Gazette that those enrolled for the school year starting 2019 fall under the previous policy.

The Obama Administration lifted restrictions on transgender service members in 2016.

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Sailor Alex Marberry was one of the first to transition under Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter's lift on restrictions three years ago.

It allows the members to serve openly and covered gender affirmation surgery.

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Showing his signature on executive orders alongside Mattis and US Vice President Mike Pence on January 27, 2017, at the Pentagon in Washington DC,...
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