U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has ordered that transgender troops should not be allowed to sleep with their families in military accommodation, a move that has sparked a fierce debate about whether the military is allowing transgender troops an equal opportunity to serve.
The government is now working with the Pentagon on a plan to create an open accommodation for transgender soldiers, and Hammond has urged the military to immediately adopt a policy allowing troops to stay with their spouses and family.
The Pentagon has already banned transgender soldiers from serving in combat.
A U.N. report released earlier this month found that transgender soldiers were more likely to be raped than other U..
S.-born transgender soldiers.
The U. N. report also found that the military’s failure to treat transgender troops with the dignity and respect they deserve and to ensure they are protected from discrimination and mistreatment has made it difficult for the military and the civilian population to support them.
The Defense Department is reviewing its policy and expects to make a final decision sometime in the spring.
In the meantime, the Defense Department has created an advisory group on transgender issues that will consider the recommendations of the U. n. report.
Hammond also wants to increase the number of transgender troops in the military from 30 to 50.
The military has said that a “comprehensive, gender-neutral approach is needed” to accommodate all transgender troops.
The military has already made a number of efforts to reduce the number and severity of sexual assaults committed by transgender soldiers and to increase awareness among troops about sexual assault prevention.
The Department of Defense has created the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, and the military also has established a hotline for transgender service members.
The Army and the Marine Corps have also created the UVAON project, which includes the support and mentoring of service members who have been sexually assaulted and their families.