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Support For Transgender Troops Is High In The Military, Study Finds

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Marine judge advocate Emma Shinn (left) takes her oath of office from Maj. Rebecca Harvey in 2019. (Courtesy of Emma Shinn)
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Emma Shinn joined the Marines in 1994. Ten years later, she was an infantry platoon sergeant in Iraq. Today, she's a Marine judge advocate at Camp Pendleton.

Shinn transitioned in 2016, the same year President Obama allowed transgender people to serve openly in the military.

Even though President Trump reversed the rule the next year, Shinn can remain a Marine because she enlisted before the policy change.

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And she's heartened by a recent UCLA study that finds two-thirds of cisgender active duty military personnel support transgender service members.

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