The White House will likely lift the ban on transgender people to serve in the U.S. military on Monday, The Wall Street Journal reports, based on anonymous sources.
That ban was previously instituted by former President Donald Trump.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
He instructed all agencies to address policies that discriminated against individuals on either basis.
Biden wanted to wait until Monday to lift the transgender ban when Retired General Lloyd Austin starts his first day of work as Secretary of Defense.
Austin had already told a senate committee last week that he wanted to make this change expect that I will always support that, “he said at the time.