Uncharted Territory: Recent Navy grad's career stalled by transgender policy

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Uncharted Territory: Recent Naval Academy graduate's career stalled by Defense Department transgender policy

Alexandra Marberry should have gone to flight school in October, but the 2015 Naval Academy graduate never made it to Pensacola, Florida. Instead, the 23-year-old aspiring aviator works as an administrative assistant in a windlowless office at the academy — in a male uniform. Marberry is transgender....

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