Army rejects transgender soldier’s appeal for reinstatement

SEOUL, The Army decided not to allow a former noncommissioned officer, who was forcibly discharged after sex reassignment surgery, to return to the military, officials said Friday.
Byun Hee-soo, 22, filed the petition with the Army in February after a military committee ruled the previous month, based on a medical examination, that the staff sergeant is unable to continue to serve.
Byun underwent the transition surgery late last year in Thailand and has expressed a desire to keep serving in the military as a female soldier.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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