Transgender People in Army – level 2
Transgender people are people who feel that they were born in the wrong body.
Last year, the US government banned most transgender people from the army. The rule was that transgender people could work in the army; however, they had to use the gender which they were born with. An army officer decided to go to court because she did not agree with the rule.
This week, lawyers said that the officer got an exception. The officer is now allowed to use the gender which she prefers. She can choose to wear a male or female uniform, and she can decide if she wants to look like a man or a woman. The lawyers are happy, and they hope that other army officers will have the same rights in the future.
Difficult words: gender (if a person is a man or woman), exception (when something is different from usual situation, or there are different rules), male (a person who is a man), female (a person who is a woman).
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