We were very scared a few days ago, especially for the trans community of the United States. The anti-trans military amendment was introduced to the Congress by Republican Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. The Congress rejected it by only five votes (214-209).
Transgender people had to have the possibility since July 1st to openly serve in the American army following a directive of the Obama administration. Since the administration has changed and, as we might suspect, the Department of Defense has announced that the enrollment of trans members in the service will be postponed for six months.
The US military could officially accept transgender people as early as July 1st.
Unlike Idaho, where same-sex couples who were part of the army are not currently allowed to be buried with their partner in the Veterans Cemetery because marriage equality is not yet legalized, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs announced that former Virginia LGBT fighters would be welcome.
The House Armed Services Committee approved a bill which could delay the end of DADT.
A group of married gay and lesbian soldiers decided to sue the federal government because it refuses them the recognition, benefits and family support which are granted to heterosexual soldiers but who are not granted to gays and to lesbians because of DOMA.
Even if they were discharged by 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, much of gay and lesbian soldiers want from now on to join the army again.
The end of DADT is in sight. President Obama signed a certification to repeal the policy. In less than 60 days, DADT will be over.
In its training to repeal the 'Don't ask, Don't tell' policy, American army created a website.