A signed memo from the United States Defense Department looks to apply limitations on the number of transgender people allowed to serve in the military.
Despite facing numerous court challenges, the policy is set to go into effect in April and will prohibit transgender applicants from serving if they require hormone treatments of transition surgery.
The second highest official at the Pentagon, David Norquist, signed the bill while alleging that service secretaries will be able to issue waivers on a case-by-case basis.
The Pentagon’s ruling will fall into line with President Trump’s announcement to ban transgenders from serving in the military. He was convinced to limit that ban to “those who may require substantial medical treatment,” or individuals with gender dysphoria.