Professor Belkin Comments on Repeal of Military Transgender Ban

Monday, January 25, 2021

YAHOO! NEWS -- Aaron Belkin, a Political Science professor at San Francisco State University and director of the Palm Center, a public policy think tank that focuses on LGBT issues, said the fact that Biden did not have a confirmed defense secretary on his first day in office likely contributed to the absence of an announcement.

“I believe [Biden] was sincere and had every intention of [repealing the transgender ban] on day one,” Belkin said. “All the signals are pointing in the same direction, which is as soon as we have a secretary of defense, the military will move forward with an inclusive policy.”