Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Why The US Military’s Transgender Ban Unraveled So Quickly

by Aaron Belkin June 28, 2016

In this study, Aaron Belkin asks why, given that it took nearly two decades to repeal DADT, the campaign to lift the military’s transgender ban achieved many of its goals in just a few years. His answer emphasizes momentum from the repeal of DADT and the elimination of the combat exclusion rule on women; broad cultural changes; and effective social justice tactics employed by LGBT organizations.