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Transgender Woman Drops Lawsuit Against Michigan National Guard After Biden’s New Policy

LANSING – A transgender woman who served in Afghanistan as a member of the 101st Airborne Division but was being kicked out of the Michigan National Guard will drop her discrimination lawsuit in light of a new policy announced Monday by the Biden administration, her attorney said.

Blaire McIntyre, who was assigned a male gender at birth but identifies as a female, sued in federal court in Grand Rapids in October, asking a judge to declare unconstitutional a policy issued under former President Donald Trump forcing transgender service members to discharge from the U.S. military.

On Monday, President Joe Biden fulfilled a campaign promise and reversed the Trump policy, which in itself had reversed an earlier U.S. Defense Department policy that allowed transgender troops to serve openly.

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