Will the US Military Lift Its Transgender Ban?

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The Pentagon has long prohibited discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex or age. This week, the same protections have been extended to gays and lesbians — but transgender people are subject to discharge. We hear what it's like to serve when your identity is in question.

Also, the House rejects a trade bill in a huge defeat for President Obama. On today's Talking Point, the GOP is struggling to weed out a crowd of presidential candidates. Now the party's Straw Poll has come to an end in Iowa — and Republicans in New Hampshire don't want Fox News using Gallup to decide who gets to participate in the first debate. 

Photo: Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the keynote address during the Defense Department's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month ceremony at the Pentagon, June 8, 2015.