Harvard President Urges Mattis to Block Transgender Ban

University President Drew G. Faust wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis last week urging him to allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.

This summer, President Donald Trump moved to ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces, reversing an Obama-era policy. In her letter, Faust denounced the decision as discriminatory and damaging to national security.

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