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Federal Public Ministry recommends that Armed Forces accept transsexuals

A recommendation was issued last Friday (12) by the Public Prosecutor’s Office for the Armed Forces (Army, Air Force and Navy) to accept transsexuals in their cadres.

According to the Regional Attorney for Citizens’ Rights in Rio de Janeiro, transsexuality can not be considered as a determining factor for the reform of the military, nor as a form of disability.

The decision is made by judges Ana Padilha and Renato Machado, is not judicial and happens after the discovery of when it came to transsexuals the corporations claimed that the person was unable to provide military services.

The document also says that the Armed Forces will have to implement programs to combat discrimination against gays and transsexuals.