President Biden on Monday fulfilled one of his earliest campaign pledges, to lift the restrictions on military service for openly transgender Americans. By doing so, he restored a basic right of citizenship — to volunteer to defend the Constitution — to those who had been deprived of it. But he also restored a small but important measure of good order and discipline to the armed forces themselves.
Donnelly, Barno & Bensahel: Biden has lifted the military ‘trans ban.’ But there’s more work to do.
January 26, 2021