About the bill
President Trump recently announced that transgender people would no longer be permitted to serve in the U.S. military. A new bill to reinstate them has bipartisan support — including from John McCain, only a few years ago one of the most vocal opponents of allowing gays to serve openly in the military.
What the bill does
S. 1820 was introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in mid-September. The bill, only two pages long, would once again allow transgender people in the military to serve openly.
“A currently serving member of the Armed Forces may not be involuntarily separated from the Armed Forces, or denied reenlistment or continuation in service in the Armed Forces, solely on the basis of the member’s gender identity,” the bill reads.
The bill clarifies that ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for New York. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on September 14, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
Sep 14, 2017
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S. 1820 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1820. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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