It's another exciting, progressive day for America. The Associated Press reports that the Pentagon is working on lifting a ban barring transgender individuals from serving in the military. It's one of the last gender barriers facing the armed forces.
In a statement to the publication, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said:
"We must ensure that everyone who's able and willing to serve has the full and equal opportunity to do so. And we must treat all of our people with the dignity and respect they deserve. Going forward the Department of Defense must and will continue to improve how we do both."