Topics US military. That changed under former president Barack Obama, as the military announced in that transgender individuals already serving would be allowed to do so openly. Also, remember that many states have their own laws and regulations that protect transgender people from discrimination in health care and insurance coverage. The supreme court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to limit transgender people from serving in the military while the legality of such a plan continues to be debated in lower courts. After the regulation was adopted, several state officials and organizations sued HHS, saying that the regulation needed to be overturned. They argued that HHS had delayed releasing the new rule for too long, and wanted the judge to move ahead with the case.
The military set 1 July as the date when transgender individuals would be allowed to enlist.