President Donald Trump signed into law Friday a bill allowing schools to refuse to hire transgender students.
Trump, however, has said he is open to transgender people living in his country serving in the military.
The bill was signed into the U.S. Code on Friday by Trump, who has long advocated for transgender students to be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces.
It makes the U,S.
military the first in the world to allow openly transgender service members to serve.
The Trump administration has faced criticism for its stance on transgender service, with the president telling the Associated Press in August that “we don’t want to be a country where transgender people are forced to live in the closet.”
The new law also allows transgender students who want to serve to use the restroom of their choice, as long as it is not in conflict with the school’s policies.
Trump signed the bill into law last week.
Read moreTrump signed into a law that makes it a crime to intentionally cause bodily harm to a person based on their gender identity, a crime that could bring up to 15 years in prison.
The U.K. government has said that it will not accept transgender people into the military, saying it would only allow them to serve if they were willing to adhere to the gender they were assigned at birth.
But the U-K.
parliament last month voted to change that, paving the way for the British government to allow transgender people to serve in the U.-K.
The U.N. has urged the U the U to change its law and said it could lead to the deaths of more than 100,000 people.
The law is not the first time that Trump has taken a position on the transgender issue.
He signed a measure in 2016 to protect the rights of transgender students, but said the measure was aimed at “protecting the privacy of students.”
A year later, he was forced to backtrack after a woman sued him, alleging that he had used a lewd term toward her.
Trump, who is married to first lady Melania Trump, has defended his position on transgender people.
He has said there are “tremendous medical benefits” for the transgender community and that he has been in touch with many transgender people through social media and the media.
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