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A Victory for Transgender Vets and Hope for Open Service

Cross-posted with TG Forum. Babs is a well-known advocate, and longtime friend of Blue Jersey. For those who don’t know, she is also the first, and highest-ranking, out transgender person ever to serve the DNC. Promoted by Rosi.

In the last couple of weeks, Transgender American Veterans celebrated a big victory and trans Americans in the military, and all trans people got another glimmer of hope that the stigma of not being able to serve might be gone in the foreseeable future.

First, on November 24, two New Jersey-based transgender veterans represented by the ACLU of New Jersey were notified that they won a victory in a battle to change their names on a key military identification document, with implications for transgender veterans throughout the country. The Army Board for Correction of Military Records agreed to change the names of the two veterans on their “DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty” forms, principal documents for any action requiring proof of veteran’s status.