Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Says Transgender Military Service Ban ‘Should Be Reviewed’ – VIDEO

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In an interview that aired on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said he’s open to reviewing the military’s ban on transgender service members, but cautioned that trans issues are logistically “a bit more complicated” than issues surrounding openly gay service members.

Said Hagel:

“[Trans] issues require medical attention. Austere locations where we put our men and women, in many cases, don’t always provide that kind of opportunity…again, I go back to the bottom line – every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it. This is an area that we’ve not defined enough.”

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP

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